A FATHER fuelled by drink and drugs broke a man’s jaw in a pub brawl.
Richard Lewis, of Buckden Court, Chesil Bank, Quarmby appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.
The 30-year-old was given a nine-month sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to do 12 months community service as well as take part in an anger management programme.
Lewis pleaded guilty to a charge of grievous bodily harm.
The court heard how Lewis hadŠ punched Antonio Winston Kennedy at the Royal Swan on Westgate in the town centre during the early hours of November 6 last year.
He told police he had been out drinking since 5pm the previous day and had snorted three lines of cocaine.
Judge Recorder B Nolan QC told Lewis: “You had taken on board far too much drink and also indulged in taking cocaine.”
He said Lewis had acted “aggressively” in the pub and when Mr Kennedy had tried to intervene, he had punched him, breaking his jaw.
But the judge said Lewis had since acted to change his behaviour and was not going out drinking in Huddersfield anymore.
He said Lewis was a “good father” to his three daughters, and people had written him good references.
The judge said it was not in the public interest to imprison Lewis and he did not expect to see him in court again.