Chad Garaty fronted Maryborough Magistrate's Court this morning charged with three offences.
Chad Garaty fronted Maryborough Magistrate's Court this morning charged with three offences. Contributed

Christmas in custody for allegedly hitting man with 4WD

A HERVEY Bay man will spend Christmas behind bars after he allegedly struck a man with a four-wheel drive following an argument.

Chad Garaty fronted Maryborough Magistrate's Court this morning charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm, a negligent act causing harm and assault occasioning bodily harm.

The 44-year-old allegedly attended a Scarness address about 9pm on Saturday where an argument took place over a vehicle.

Police then allege an assault took place on Turrum St followed by an incident where a 47-year-old man was hit by a car.

The alleged victim is in Hervey Bay Hospital in a serious condition with multiple broken bones.

The Chronicle understands police were opposed to a bail application.

Mr Garaty will return to Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on January 10.