Pock­et­dial

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

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.

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