Man banned from pubs

March 10, 2018

A 27 year-old Deniliquin man has been banned from patronising any licensed premises in the district for the next 12 months.

The ban was put in place by members of the Edward River Liquor Accord at its meeting this week.

Accord member and Deniliquin Police Senior Constable Peter Joice said it followed an incident outside a Deniliquin hotel on February 4, during which the man is alleged to have threatened police, assaulted police and hotel staff and resisted arrest.

Snr Const Joice said the incident is believed to have been instigated when the man was refused entry to the hotel due to his level of intoxication.

‘‘Not only do licensees have the right to refuse anyone entry to their hotel, if you are intoxicated they must refuse you entry under legislation,’’ Snr Const Joice said.

‘‘The venue was doing the right thing.

‘‘People have to follow the rules. If you are asked to leave and you do not, you are committing the offence of failing to quit a licensed premises. If you then stay after being ejected, you are committing the offence of remain in the vicinity after being excluded.

‘‘Police will continue to support the venues to reduce anti-social behaviour in our community.’’

The ban is enforced at all licensed premises including registered clubs and hotels in the Edward River Council area. It extends to sporting venues and restaurants with a liquor licence.

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