Warrnambool man jailed after appeal abandoned

A WARRNAMBOOL man who breached a suspended sentence by refusing to co-operate with police in a moment of “spontaneous stupidity” has abandoned an appeal and gone to jail.

Drew Barry Jackson, 30, of Churchill Street, had a six-month suspended jail term reinstated in January this year when he pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to refusing a breath test and giving a false name to police when he was intercepted while driving last September.

The original sentence was imposed in February last year after Jackson pleaded guilty to intentionally causing injury, unlawful assault, making a threat to kill and using a telecommunications device to harass.

Jackson had rushed at his then former partner and punched her to the head and face about 10 times. He then kneed her to the head and told her she was going to die as she fell to the ground.

Jackson later told police in an interview he had “lost it” and “laid into” the woman.

He this week abandoned his appeal in the Warrnambool County Court and began serving his six-month sentence.

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