A man who uppercut punched a victim to the face at a Warrnambool pub has been banned from licensed premises for two years.
Jamie Bant, 27, of Warrnambool, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court earlier this month to charges of recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault.
On Thursday he was convicted, placed on a 12-month community corrections order and banned from licensed premises for two years.
The Sentencing Act exclusion order bans Bant from entering, remaining or consuming alcohol in a licensed premises, including a restaurant or cafe, or from going to a major event as defined under the Liquor Control Reform Act.
It's the man's second exclusion order after he pleaded guilty to similar offences in November 2014.
Those charges related to a similar pub assault where Bant punched the victim a number of times to the face causing a blood nose and ripping his T-shirt.
The new offending occurred in December last year when Bant grabbed a different victim by the scruff of the neck and punched him three times to the side of the head.
He then dragged the victim to the bar, forced his head down and landed three uppercut punches, causing the man's lip to split.
Both attacks occurred at Warrnambool's Seanchai Irish Pub.
On Thursday, magistrate Mark Stratmann said the offending was "distressing".
He said Bant was a parent and his behaviour was inconsistent with his responsibility of being a role model.
He said Bant accepted responsibility but blamed the victim for antagonising him.
"You said you have a short fuse and a short fuse is what brings nearly everyone to this court," Mr Stratmann said.
"It can cause a lot of damage to yourself and to other people."
Bant must do 100 hours of unpaid community work and undergo treatment for alcohol abuse and anger management.
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