Bandidos ‘prospect’ is jailed over street brawl
ALLEGED Bandidos "prospect" and former Warwick man Andrew Barton Clarke-Davis has been jailed over last year's bikie brawl at Broadbeach.
The 22-year-old, who now lives in Alexandra Hills, will serve time in solitary confinement before his release on April 28.
During sentencing this week, Chief Magistrate Tim Carmody said the brawl was an "extreme example of street violence and public nuisance".
Police prosecutor Sgt Sharon Carruthers said Clarke-Davis was one of 60 Bandidos members involved in the notorious brawl.
Clarke-Davis was described as being a "rearguard" for a group of Bandidos who walked into the restaurant and was said to have remained at the doorway during the riot.
The court heard the former Warwick man was wearing a Bandidos shirt and vest with the word "Prospect'' on them.
Clarke-Davis is no stranger to the court system and in 2011 was jailed for manufacturing chlorine bombs he then detonated in the mailbox of a Warwick police officer.
He was also convicted of the serious charge of damaging evidence with intent in late 2012, when he and two accomplices pleaded guilty to flushing drugs down the toilet during a police raid.
Clarke-Davis was a known associate of the Bandidos during his time in Warwick and was once caught stashing drugs in the banks of the Condamine River after witnesses reported him acting suspiciously in a rowboat.
Defence lawyer Andrew McGinness said his client had pleaded guilty to the charge of riot on the basis of his presence only and at no time had Clarke-Davis entered the restaurant.
Mr McGinness said there was no allegation his client was armed or engaged in any verbal threats.
He argued Clarke-Davis was serving hard time in solitary confinement, which itself carried a "real risk of psychological harm".
Judge Carmody rejected Mr McGinness' submission and instead urged Queensland Corrective Services to reconsider Clarke-Davis' classification as a prisoner requiring solitary confinement early in his term.
Three alleged Bandidos have now been sentenced over the riot, with plans for a group of alleged rioters to plea in unison next month.