A HEAVY ice user was yesterday granted bail on breaching intervention order charges but banned from Warrnambool.
Travis Wayne Harradine, 29, who will now live at Kirrae Avenue, Framlingham, applied for bail in Warrnambool Magistrates Court.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt granted bail with strict conditions, including Mr Harradine not attend Warrnambool except to attend court or medical appointments, not consume alcohol and continue to engage with services to treat his drug and mental health issues.
Police alleged that on September 13 Mr Harradine’s former partner took out an intervention violence order (IVO) prohibiting contact between them.
Police alleged that on September 17 Mr Harradine contacted his former partner by telephone, they argued and he threatened to kill her.
The woman went to Mr Harradine’s parents’ home and when Mr Harradine arrived he deliberately drove into the back of her vehicle.
He then produced a long metal bar and damaged the vehicle.
Mr Harradine is alleged to have grabbed the woman and punched her to the face. She fell to the ground and he jumped on her before Mr Harradine’s father intervened.
Mr Harradine then fled but as he was leaving threw the metal bar at the woman, which struck her to the head.
He was arrested and during an interview with police made numerous references to killing his former partner.
Police also alleged that on September 12 Mr Harradine was in the company of another former partner, who had also taken out an intervention order against him.
In making the application for bail yesterday Mr Harradine, who represented himself, said he had been suffering drug psychosis after heavy and extended use of ice methamphetamine.
“I’m hearing voices and seeing s... on ice,” he said. “I’m not thinking straight in the head. I’m losing the plot. It’s my own fault, I had two women on the go. What am I supposed to do?”
Mr Harradine said he was willing to comply with any bail conditions after spending a week in custody.
Mr Klelstadt told Mr Harradine that if he breached bail conditions he would be straight back in the police cells.