Alleged taxi bashers reappear

TWO 19-year-old men accused of assaulting a taxi driver and evading a fare earlier this month will reappear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court in September.

Nathan Edward Tulungi Levy and Steve Robert Drobny appeared before Magistrate Graeme Tatnell briefly today.

The case against Drobny was pushed to September 16 for evidence to be prepared.

Levy will appear again on September 5.

The two men were granted bail after their first appearance on July 8 because Magistrate Graeme Tatnell did not consider them a danger to the community.

After the incident the taxi driver took himself to the Hervey Bay Hospital after allegedly being attacked by the two men.

Police said the 64-year-old driver was assaulted after a dispute over a fare at Kawungan.

It's alleged the two men go out of the taxi about 5am after telling the driver they had no money and left a back door open.

Police said when the driver got out to close the door he was punched and kicked in the head.

He was taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with facial fractures.

The men were charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, fare evasion and assaulting or obstructing police.



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