Malcolm Turnbull laughs off pub queue-jumping accusation

Malcolm Turnbull has laughed off suggestions he jumped the queue at a pub causing an angry patron to give him a one-fingered salute.

The 27-year-old wrote on Facebook the Prime Minister pushed in front of him for a beer at a Politics in the Pub event in Brisbane. 

“There was one gentleman there who clearly had had a few drinks too many,” Mr Turnbull said.

Malcolm Turnbull was accused of pushing in line to get a beer at a Brisbane pub. Source: AAP

The man was ushered out of the hotel, got into a scuffle and then went into the arms of police. He was slapped with a $630 fine. 

Mr Turnbull said the 27-year-old was taken home, “probably where he should have gone earlier in the evening”.

A 27-year-old man outside the pub. He was fined $630. Source: News Corp

Queensland Police said in a statement officers were called to a disturbance involving a man at a hotel in Carindale on Thursday about 7.10pm.

“Police will allege that the man became abusive towards a group at the bar due to the group being served before him,” police said.

“The man was immediately arrested and escorted from the hotel and he has been issued with an infringement notice for failing to leave a licenced premises.”

Police added no one was threatened or injured as a result of this incident.