Man's crime spree

TWO probation orders and a suspended jail sentence hanging over his head did not stop a Bundaberg man from committing a string of offences including biting his partner, hooning around Innes Park, abusing his neighbours and driving without a licence.

The 23-year-old Innes Park man, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of his victim, faced Bundaberg Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to eight offences including driving without due care and attention, using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence, being a public nuisance and driving without a licence.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Hayley Glover said the man was subject to two probation orders and a suspended jail term when he committed a string of offences between March and June this year.

The court heard on March 16 the man's partner was trying to sleep when he attempted to kiss and cuddle her but when she said no, he became aggressive, squeezing her leg and biting her stomach.

"The defendant became extremely angry and grabbed her around the arms and bit the left side of her stomach, causing immediate bruising and swelling," Snr Const Glover said.

Snr Const Glover said the man was caught behind the wheel in May, doing burnouts, driving on footpaths, doing 180 degree spins and speeding around Innes Park for 20 minutes.

"He said he was just having a bit of fun and there were no other cars around," the prosecutor said.

Last month, police were also contacted by the man's neighbours who said he had abused them on the street before making three threatening phone calls where he threatened rape and challenged them to a fight.

Defence lawyer Christopher Schrader said the defendant had a rough childhood, leaving home at 13-years-old before becoming involved with drugs and alcohol.

Magistrate Jennifer Batts sentenced the man to varying terms of imprisonment of up to three months, all with immediate parole.



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