A REPEAT offender who allegedly punched his daughter in an argument over bikies has pleaded with a Warrnambool magistrate to be released on bail.
Darren Leslie Wallace, 46, of Wanstead Street appeared in court yesterday on charges of recklessly causing injury.
Police allege that on August 9 at around 1.30am Mr Wallace, his daughter and a friend were drinking at a Timor Street address when an argument began.
Mr Wallace allegedly punched his daughter and held her against a wall using his arm.
“The accused has pushed the victim up against a wall and held his arm against her throat,” Senior Constable Emily Durham said in evidence.
The attack caused the victim to “black out” and she also suffered bruises and lacerations to her cheek and hands.
Senior Constable Durham said the victim told police the argument started over the topic of bikies.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Nathan Brown said police opposed bail because of the accused’s prior criminal history.
“Now he’s committed another offence again and it’s against his own daughter,” Senior Constable Brown said.
Mr Wallace told the court he needed to be released to care for his mother and stepfather, who are both unwell.
“I just need time to fix things up before I go to jail. I could go to jail for quite some time,” Mr Wallace said.
“I’m not making any excuses for what happened. My mum is crook, my step ather is crook.
“I’m ashamed of it. I feel sorry for people in domestic violence situations.”
Magistrate John Lesser denied bail but adjourned the application to today for the accused to produce documents to support his reasons.