Woman faces court over glassing

A HERVEY Bay woman who smashed a glass in her boyfriend's face has pleaded guilty in court to being drunk and disorderly.

But Carmellia Alice Rose Brown, 23, has not been charged with assault, despite the serious nature of the attack.

Hervey Bay Magistrates Court was told that Brown's partner did not make an assault complaint to police following the incident, and his injuries were not substantial enough to see her charged with grievous bodily harm.

The glassing occurred on the afternoon of July 17, when Brown approached the man in a beer garden at the Kondari Resort.

“The defendant has immediately picked up a glass and struck her de facto partner in the face with the glass,” prosecutor Sergeant Kathryn Stagoll said.

After striking the man with the glass, Brown then got into an argument with a female patron before she stormed out of the hotel and into the carpark.

Once there, she was again seen to become involved in a verbal fight with a female patron before leaving the premises.

Sgt Stagoll told the court that police attended the scene and spoke to the glassing victim.

He said that he didn't want to press charges against Brown.

“The injuries were not at a level that constituted GBH,” she said.

Defence lawyer John Milburn said his client had been intoxicated and that type of episodes tended to occur after she had drunk alcohol.

“She has acknowledged she's got to stop drinking,” he said. Brown was receiving alcohol counselling. She was fined $300 for being drunk and disorderly.



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