A MAN has who punched an ambulance officer in the face has been jailed for three months.
Mervyn Bowerman, 64, of Bridgewater, was lying drunk in his driveway in October last year.
When ambulance officer Nick O’Brien responded to an emergency call, Bowerman lashed out and hit him in the mouth.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of assault.
In the Hobart Magistrates Court today Bowerman’s lawyer Craig Rainbird said his client had no memory of the attack and was remorseful for his actions.
Magistrate Chris Webster said Mr O’Brien had lost his front teeth as a result of the incident and continued to suffer psychological impact.
He said emergency services workers were entitled to go about their work without being attacked.
He jailed Bowerman for six months, with the last three months of the sentence suspended on the condition he be of good behaviour for three years.
Source: the Mercury