A Queensland teenager could face jail time and a huge fine
over a wild party and street brawl in Townsville.
Police were called to a home in suburban Gulliver on Saturday
night after neighbours reported more than 100 people were
fighting in the street.
As they worked to break-up the crowd, one officer was hit in
the head with a can of drink.
The 17-year-old boy who organised the party is now in serious
hot water, and could become the first Queenslander convicted
under tough new laws to deal with out of control parties.
The laws, passed last month, allow party organisers, parents
or gatecrashers to be slapped with $12,000 fines or one-year
If police face violence when shutting down parties,
organisers can be fined up to $18,150 and face three years in