Victim shouted at while outside refuge
AN AIRLIE Beach man breached his a domestic violence order after driving past and shouting abuse at his partner, who was standing outside of the Whitsunday Counselling and Support Building.
The offender asked the victim “Can I just see bub?” as he drove past, and when that went ignored he proceeded to yell out that she was a “f------ dog” or “mole” in front of witnesses on September 4 at 1pm.
The man went to the Whitsunday Police Station the following day for advice on how to contact the victim.
After conducting police checks, which revealed he was wanted for the domestic violence order breach, the man was charged and placed in custody.
Appearing in court by videolink, the man pleaded guilty to an aggravated domestic violence order breach due to previous history.
Magistrate Simon Young told the offender that “yelling abuse” and “intimidation” were examples of “coercive control”.
“The offence is at the lower end of the scale but there are significant factors which aggravate the conduct,” he said.
He was sentenced to six months’ prison with an immediate parole release, fined $500 and 70 days was declared served.