Case against teen accused of bashing taxi driver adjourned

A 19-YEAR-old man accused of assaulting a taxi driver and evading a fare earlier this year has had his case adjourned in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court.

Nathan Edward Tulungi Levy did not appear before Magistrate Graeme Tatnell on Thursday.

Mr Tatnell excused his absence.

Steve Robert Drobny was also accused, along with Levy, of assaulting a taxi driver on July 6.

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

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

They were granted bail on strict conditions after their first appearance on July 8.

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

Levy will reappear on October 3.



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