Gympie region woman hits 'irresponsible' ex with timber
A HOTEL manager has been fined $600 for breaching a domestic violence order when she threw timber at her ex-partner because she thought he was being "irresponsible".
The 41-year-old Imbil woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she knew her ex-partner had been out drinking and the incident was sparked when she heard his bike roar up the road on the night of November 11 last year.
"She was incensed by the fact he was stupid enough to be riding around on his bike," defence barrister Tim Campion told Gympie Magistrates Court.
"She holds a responsible position and expects her ex-partner to be responsible as well."
The prosecution told the court the woman jumped into her car, drove into the driveway of the property he shared with another witness and "started yelling abuse and throwing timber and stones at the house".
One of the pieces of timber "hit his leg", leaving abrasions.
Mr Campion said his client had never offended against any other part of the order, which had three conditions and was put in place in February 2016.
She had been in a relationship with the man for "about three years".
Magistrate Chris Callaghan told the woman her behaviour was "appalling".
"You were reckless as to whether or not (the timber) hit him," Mr Callaghan said.
He accepted her guilty plea and ordered the conviction not be recorded.