Man imprisoned for repeat offences
A Whitsunday resident was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for contravening a domestic violence order and committing a public nuisance offence at Proserpine Magistrates Court on Monday.
Clint Mark Trimmer was subject to a domestic violence court order at the Proserpine Magistrates court on July 22, which stated he must maintain good behaviour, not contact the aggrieved or visit their place of residence.
At 10.30am on July 25, police attended a Jubilee Pocket residence after receiving information of a dispute. Police found Trimmer at the residence and spoke with multiple witness to verify events. Police prosecutor Elizabeth Cassells said as Trim- mer reached the bottom of the stairs another resident of the unit block yelled out “stop it mate”. She said Trimmer ran straight at the resident and punched him in the jaw with a closed fist. The man did not wish to make a complaint about the incident.
Trimmer was arrested by police and remanded in custody.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist said “there was no exception for attending the residence”, stating Trimmer needed “intensive counselling”.
The 29-year-old was sentenced to four months imprisonment for committing a public nuisance offence and a further six months for contravening the domestic violence order.