Man grabbed woman by throat

A NIGHT of footy has become a night to remember for all the wrong reasons for one Maryborough man.

Clinton Douglas Nagle was at a Babinda hotel with his brother on June 3 last year for State of Origin celebrations when he got into an argument with a woman.

Nagle, 41, was caught on CCTV grabbing the woman by the throat and pushing her violently away from him.

He was charged with common assault and pleaded guilty in the Maryborough Magistrates Court to the offence.

Defence solicitor Travis George said Nagle had been drinking at the pub for several hours before the assault at 11.20pm.

Mr George said Nagle recalled having a “heated argument” with the woman before pushing her.

His actions were out of character – Nagle previously had no criminal history and felt remorseful about his behaviour.

Mr George said Nagle was a family man and qualified chef and volunteered at community events.

His charge had already resulted in the loss of his Working with Children Blue Card and Mr George asked the magistrate to consider not recording a conviction.

Magistrate John Smith told Nagle assaulting a woman was unacceptable.

The magistrate, however, did not record a conviction against Nagle and chose to fine him $400.



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