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Kyogle publican case collapses

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Charges against Kyogle publican Wayne Goodwin have collapsed and the case against him in Lismore Local Court has been dismissed following damning evidence given in the court on Monday.

Goodwin was charged with wilfully obstructing a police officer in execution of duty in February.

The decision by the judge to abandon the trial came part-way through the evidence of Senior Constable David Hill.

Goodwin’s barrister told the court he only stepped in after Snr Const Hill had tasered a drunken pub patron who was already unconscious on the floor after being grabbed by the throat, thrown to the ground and kneed in the head by the policeman.

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