A West Coast man has been charged with assault causing bodily harm after an altercation at a Ucluelet bar early Sunday morning.
The man had been banned from the bar for a prior incident but attempted to walk in around 1:45 a.m. and was stopped by a bouncer who advised him he would not be allowed to enter, according to Const. Marcel Midlane of the Ucluelet RCMP.
“The individual then assaulted the doorman and, during the scuffle, the doorman ended up sustaining injuries to one of his legs,” Midlane said. “There were multiple [bone] breaks in the leg, which required serious surgery. That doorman will now be out of work and out of commission for however long it takes to heal due to a senseless assault.”
Midlane said bar patrons kept the suspect contained until police arrived. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and spent the night in jail before being released with several conditions and a court date.
Midlane said alcohol was a factor.
“It really all comes down to alcohol-related bad behaviour,” he said. “The person who assaulted the doorman was quite intoxicated.”
He added the bouncer was “100 per cent” sober at the time of the incident.
The suspect is a West Coast local known to police.
“He does have a history with police,” Midlane said.