A MAN with a shocking driving record will face court next month to appeal his sentence.
Ronald Keeble, 47, of Chatsworth Road, Hexham, has appealed a one-month jail sentence imposed in Warrnambool Magistrates Court earlier this year.
At the time he pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and breaching an intervention order. He had three prior convictions for driving while disqualified and had previously been charged nine times with unlicensed driving.
Keeble represented himself in the Warrnambool County Court last week and Judge Mark Gable said the hearing had to be adjourned because the prosecution would need to call witnesses after Keeble denied some of the allegations around breaching an intervention order.
Judge Gamble said he seriously recommended Keeble get a lawyer to represent him at the next hearing.
The court heard on June 29 last year that after drinking, Keeble decided to go shooting.
Afterwards Keeble went to leave with his teenage daughter and her male friend and the daughter refused to get in the ute because he was too drunk.
The daughter, 15, drove the ute but the gears failed.
Keeble became abusive and forced his daughter and her friend to get out of the vehicle.
He left them to make their own way home.
Later the daughter and her friend tried to leave Keeble’s property with another woman but Keeble drove in front of their vehicle preventing them from leaving.
He stated he was going to get a gun and shoot them and went to a shed but returned empty handed.
His behaviour breached an intervention order that was previously granted covering the girl.
In February magistrate Jonathan Klestadt convicted and fined Keeble $500 and jailed him for one month, with a further two months suspended for two years.
The County Court hearing was adjourned to Monday, September 23 in the Warrnambool County Court.