Jail used for re­hab

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS - — Chloe Lyons

A SCHIZ­O­PHRENIC, drug ad­dicted man has been left to “dry out” in prison af­ter a trip to McDon­alds ended in trou­ble.

Chris­tian Ryan Blom­field ap­peared in Ma­roochy­dore Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day via video link and pleaded guilty to sin­gle counts of tres­pass, pub­lic nui­sance and fail­ing to ap­pear in court.

Blom­field was banned from the Nam­bour McDon­alds in Septem­ber, but just 10 days later ap­peared at the restau­rant and re­fused to leave be­fore try­ing to fight staff at the ad­ja­cent train sta­tion.

Then in Oc­to­ber, he failed to ap­pear in court for un­re­lated of­fences.

Blom­field told the court in his de­fence, he had only com­mit­ted three crimes in the six months he’d been out of prison and de­scribed him­self as “very messed up”.

Mag­is­trate Ron Madsen ex­pressed frus­tra­tion that Blom­field had ap­peared drug and al­co­hol af­fected when at­tend­ing men­tal health ap­point­ments, say­ing the ser­vice was of lit­tle help if he con­tin­ued to use.

He was sen­tenced to one month im­pris­on­ment to “dry out and get off the juice”.

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