Camira man grabs security officer in a chokehold

A CAMIRA man was so drunk when he put a security guard in a chokehold that he couldn't remember the assault afterwards.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court this week, Tyson James Butler pleaded guilty to one charge of assault.

Butler had been out drinking at the Normanby Hotel in Brisbane when a security officer told him to leave for being too drunk.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Jo Colston said the officer had to physically escort Butler from the venue after the 24-year-old refused to leave.

One of Butler's friends intervened and shoved the security officer in the chest.

When the officer turned his attention to Butler's mate, Butler wrapped his elbow around the officer's neck and put him in a chokehold.

Other security staff came to help the victim and both Butler and his mate were removed from the venue.

A complaint was later made to police. The incident took place about 9.15pm on May 10.

Defence lawyer Cameron Hodges said Butler could not recall the incident due to his drunkenness at the time.

Mr Hodges said Butler was remorseful for his behaviour and that his client had no prior convictions for violent crimes.

He said Butler didn't normally drink alcohol.

Magistrate Roger Stark told Butler the moral of the story was that he should not to drink so much in the future.

Butler was sentenced to 16 hours of community service. No convictions were recorded.


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