COURT HOUSE: Gayndah Magistrates Court.
COURT HOUSE: Gayndah Magistrates Court. Adam McCleery

Burnett woman pleads guilty to pouring bong water on ex

A NORTH Burnett woman pleaded guilty to breaching a domestic violence order after pouring beer and bong water over her ex-partner's head.

Police prosecutor Sonia Edwards said an argument broke out regarding keys to the house and a vehicle.

After being ignored the woman from Ceratodus, near Eidsvold, turned to the liquids.

Defence lawyer Travis George said the incident was the "straw that broke the camel's back" and her former partner was incarcerated as a result.

"The defendant was hospitalised because of the physical assaults upon her," Mr George said.

"In the lead up of a couple of days, his verbal abuse had been increasing and on this particular day, he's unlicensed, he had taken off on one of the farm motorbikes and taken keys."

Mr George said the man came back a few hours later grossly intoxicated, he fell off the motorcycle, and refused to give the keys back before pouring himself the beer.

"She tipped it over his head," Mr George said.

"He still said he was busy and 'I'm going to have a bong' then she tipped that over his head.

"He then jumped up and smashed her head into the cupboard."

Mr George said the woman, who is in her late 40s, was then dragged across a field by her hair and "badly" assaulted.

The woman's father intervened, calling the police and ambulance, and the man was arrested.

"That is the incident that has now finally ended the relationship," Mr George said.

Mr George said the woman accepted that what she did was wrong and she has taken positive steps to get her life back on track, including seeking counselling.

Magistrate Ross Woodford said he accepted that after breaching the DVO, the woman was then the victim of a "significant" domestic violence incident.

"I accept that intoxication on his part played a very significant role by the sounds of it," he said.

"As a result of those factors I will moderate the penalty.

"I do not tolerate a breach of domestic violence."

The woman was convicted of breaching the domestic violence order and the conviction was recorded.

She was fined $350.

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