A man has been fined after he breached a domestic violence order after he was served cold pizza.
A man has been fined after he breached a domestic violence order after he was served cold pizza.

Man breaches DVO after being served cold pizza

A COURT has heard how a young man breached his domestic violence order after being unhappy with the temperature of his dinner.

The man in his 20s, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court to contravening a domestic violence order as an aggravated offence.

The court heard on Friday night the man had received prior permission to be at his mother's home on Friday night.

The aggrieved, the man's mother, served pizza for dinner but the man became unsatisfied with the temperature of it.

The man then asked for money to go and buy something to eat before he became angry and started breaking crockery.

The aggrieved then called the police and the man left the home on foot.

When police arrived they saw the aggrieved had some blood on her hands and elbows and she was reluctant to answer further questions.

They also saw the broken crockery on the floor.

The man was later found by police and arrested.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Dean Burgess told the court the man had breached the order three times in the last few months.

As a result of one of the previous breaches he was placed on probation.

The court heard the man had recently agreed to attend Alcohol and Other Drugs to get assistance with his issues with alcohol and also put in place a plan to manage his alcohol intake.

The man's lawyer Lavonda Maloy told the court her client began drinking alcohol to assist with his depression but instead became addicted to the habit.

Ms Maloy said her client now realised drinking did not work for him and felt probation was providing him some assistance.

She said part of his plan was to only consume two alcoholic drinks but he had consumed more on the day of the offence.

The court heard the man had recently agreed to attend Alcohol and Other Drugs to get assistance with his issues with alcohol and also put in place a plan to manage his alcohol intake.

A representative from Queensland Corrective Services told the court the man had failed to attend his AODS appointments.

Magistrate Andrew Moloney took into account the man's plea of guilty came at an early opportunity.

He also took into account the man had been in custody since Friday.

Mr Moloney told the man that he was going to need to use the help available to him to get assistance with his alcohol use and warned him the courts would eventually lose patience with him.

The man was fined $300 and a conviction was not recorded.

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