Man sentenced in Mudgee Local Court for two boozy incidents

A 19-year-old defendant charged with two separate intoxicated incidents was fined a total of $1200 and placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond in Mudgee Local Court.

Thomas Parrotta of Willem Place, Mudgee, was charged with assault and refusing to leave a premises when required.

At about 10.45pm on March 17, 2017, he was refused service at a pub due to his level of intoxication and asked to leave.

Parrotta ignored the staff member and walked into another section of the pub, when they followed him and tapped him on the arm he spun around and they had to duck to avoid being hit in the head by his arm flying through the air.

He then ran from the premises with the incident being captured on CCTV.

Parrotta was then charged with damaging property following the second matter in the early hours of April 30, 2017.

An argument at a pub with another man moved outside and then in front of a Church Street business escalated to pushing and shoving.

Parrotta pushed the other man back onto the glass door causing a panel to break.

His solicitor, Peter Orr, told the court his client has paid $650 for the damage caused in the second incident and that he’s “of good character, but like many young people alcohol changes that”.

Magistrate Terry Lucas told the defendant, “Mr Parrotta you are a classic example of a young man having too much booze and doing something stupid”.

And by fining him, “there’s one way to stop you drinking”.