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Mother of Broncos star Payne Haas JAILED for punching security guard and spitting on another’s face

Broncos star Payne Haas’ mother is JAILED for punching a security guard and spitting on another’s face in wild casino attack

  • Mother of NRL star Payne Haas jailed after wild attack at Gold Coast casino
  • Incident was in May, Uiatu ‘Joan’ Taufua pleaded guilty to assaulting security
  • In 2019, the 46-year-old was involved in road rage attack with a delivery driver

The mother of Brisbane Broncos prop Payne Haas will be behind bars for a month after assaulting security staff at the Star Casino.

Uiatu ‘Joan’ Taufua, 46, pleaded guilty in Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday to punching and spitting at security staff at the casino in May.

The mother of nine was sentenced by Magistrate Ron Kilner to nine months in jail, suspended on October 1 after serving one month in custody.

Uiatu 'Joan' Taufua, the mother of Broncos star Payne Haas, has been jailed after assaulting security staff at the Star Casino on the Gold Coast

Uiatu ‘Joan’ Taufua, the mother of Broncos star Payne Haas, has been jailed after assaulting security staff at the Star Casino on the Gold Coast

The incident was in May, and also isn't Ms Taufua's first brush with the law (pictured, her NRL star son)

The incident was in May, and also isn’t Ms Taufua’s first brush with the law (pictured, her NRL star son)

It is not Taufua’s first brush with the law after being handed a suspended sentence in May 2019 over a violent road rage attack where she verbally and physically attacked a delivery driver.

On that occasion, Taufau had two of her children in the car when she attacked the driver Keith Tyler, who suffered severe facial injuries including a fractured cheekbone, a hole in his lip and a deviated nose.

Taufua thought Mr Tyler had cut her off while she was on her way to McDonald’s.

The court in that case was told Taufua had become ‘extremely agitated’.

She verbally abused Mr Tyler during the altercation – which was partially recorded on his smartphone – calling him a ‘f***ing dog’, and a ‘f***ing d**khead’. 

Keith Tyler injuries

Keith Tyler with his injuries following the assault at the hands of Uiatu ‘Joan’ Taufua in 2019

Assault victim Keith Tyler and his wife Rachel leaves the magistrates court in 2019

Assault victim Keith Tyler and his wife Rachel (pictured, at the Southport Magistrates Court)

Her defence lawyer, Lisa Searing acknowledged Taufua ‘reacted differently to how the average person might react’. 

She said one of Taufua’s 10 children became quadriplegic as a result of a car accident.

On Thursday, Magistrate Pamela Dowse described her behaviour as ‘unforgivable’ and sentenced her to two years’ imprisonment – but ordered immediate parole. 

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