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A 43-year-old Terragon man has been fined $500 and sentenced to a 12 month good behaviour bond for assaulting a traffic controller at Tyalgum Road, Eungella, last year.

The man had pleaded guilty of a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm when he appeared in the Murwillumbah Local Court last week.

The charges arose out of an incident on Tyalgum Road, Eungella, in November 2016, in which a traffic controller was assaulted. The victim was taken to hospital but did not sustain lasting injuries.

A second charge of assault was withdrawn.

Tweed Shire Council welcomed the sentencing.

‘We are very pleased that the court has fined the offender and placed him on a good-behaviour bond, sending a message that it is not okay to assault or abuse road workers,’ said Manager Infrastructure Delivery Tim Mackney.

‘By its nature roadwork can be disruptive and inconvenient for motorists but that is no excuse for abuse.’

Mr Mackney saidd the council has a policy to report all instances of abuse and aggression and will prosecute offenders


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