Mine worker now sober

Whitsunday Times - - PROSERPINE MAGISTRATE’S COURT -

A MAN who con­tra­vened a do­mes­tic violence or­der on two oc­ca­sions, in July and Oc­to­ber, has been placed on pro­ba­tion for 12 months.

The 35-year-old man, who can­not be named, works in the mines.

Duty lawyer An­toinette Mor­ton said the man ac­cepted he had drug is­sues but she promised they were now be­hind him and he was com­mit­ted to re­main­ing sober and drug free.

“His key pri­or­ity is to sup­port his young daugh­ter,” she said.

Mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist took into ac­count the fact the man had al­ready been in cus­tody for one month when sen­tenc­ing him.

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