BAIL DENIED: A South Burnett man remains behind bars.
BAIL DENIED: A South Burnett man remains behind bars. Valerie Horton

Repeat domestic violence offender denied bail

A SOUTH Burnett man has been denied bail with magistrate Louisa Pink deeming there was an "unacceptable risk" he would commit another domestic violence offence.

The man disregarded his parole conditions when he went to the home of the aggrieved at 9.20pm on October 4.

He smashed a window when he was refused entry.

The man, who has 17 pages of criminal history and has breached domestic violence orders 15 times, was on parole after he was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment in November 2018.

"Keeping him in custody is the only way of protecting the aggrieved," police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi said.

"Clearly the aggrieved does not want him near her and his ongoing persistence in going to the house intoxicated outside of his curfew places the aggrieved at serious risk."

He committed the offence 20 minutes after his curfew and blew a reading of 0.189 blood alcohol concentration when he was taken to the watch house breaching his condition of no alcohol.

Defence lawyer Troy McDougall argued the man should be granted bail with strict conditions to continue on a Suboxone program to treat addiction to painkillers, no alcohol, report daily to officers, no access to the street where the aggrieved resides and no contact with her.

However, Ms Pink said there was reason to believe the defendant would not adhere to the conditions.

"The problem with what is being proposed is that you were already on that DV order to have no contact with her and already on a parole order that says you cannot have any alcohol and you were significantly intoxicated," she said.

"You were already on curfew under the parole order and you went to her house during that time and I therefore cannot be satisfied that the conditions eliminate the risks that are posed to the complainant."

The man was denied bail and the matter was adjourned to the Murgon Magistrates Court on November 5.

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