A BONOGIN man blamed his faulty phone as the reason for breaching a Domestic Violence Protection Order.
The man’s former partner received a call on June 5 at 1.02pm but nothing was said and the call was ended.
Another call was made from the same number on June 9 at 12.17pm so the victim re-dialled the number and the voicemail message revealed her former partner owned the phone.
Duty Lawyer Elizabeth Smith said the man wasn’t aware he had made the calls and described the incident as a “pocketdial”.
Chief Magistrate Orazio Rinaudo said he would not hesitate to put the man back in jail if he had an “inkling” the man wanted to cause his former partner grief.
He was sentenced to three months imprisonment, wholly suspended for 12 months.