A man who pleaded guilty to a violent domestic violence breach punctured the tyres on his own car during his rage. Picture: File photo
A man who pleaded guilty to a violent domestic violence breach punctured the tyres on his own car during his rage. Picture: File photo

Company boss slashes Merc’s tyres in domestic violence rage

A Coast man has faced court for committing a violent and "inexcusable" domestic violence offence in front of an eight-year-old child.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, became enraged at his partner who had "annoyed" him while he was cooking dinner at a Bli Bli home on December 14.

Nambour Magistrates Court heard the pair argued and during a fit of rage the man began throwing pots and plates at the walls and then threw an Apple computer across the room.

The man then went to the garage and, using a screwdriver, punctured each of the tyres on his own Mercedes, which the victim had been using at the time.

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The court heard police were called to the disturbance but when they arrived only the victim, who had received minor injuries during the fight, and her eight-year-old child were home.

The man spoke with police the next day and admitted to contravening a domestic violence order, which had a condition that he be on good behaviour to the victim and the child.

The man pleaded guilty in Nambour on Monday.

Any injuries to the victim had been "accidental," the man's defence lawyer told the court, saying his client had not intended to hurt her when he began throwing objects in his rage.

The court heard the man was a company director, with no criminal history but had previous issues with alcohol.

His lawyer said the issues had been exacerbated by a spinal injury in 2018 which caused chronic pain, but that the man was "committed to a path of rehabilitation" and had not consumed alcohol since the offence.

"The behaviour is domestic violence, it's controlling, it's threatening," magistrate Kurt Fowler said as he sentenced the man.

"Quite frankly at your age, and in your position, it's inexcusable."

The man was fined $800 and no conviction was recorded.

 


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