A FRAMLINGHAM man who doesn't like jail has been given a chance to avoid another prison term despite being involved in two violent incidents.
Beau Dwayne Clarke, 28, pleaded guilty in the Koori division of the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to assault-related charges.
In mid-July last year police said Clarke bashed a man who was giving him and his partner a ride to Warrnambool.
When Clarke got out of the car to urinate, the driver moved forward about five metres as a joke.
Clarke got back into the car and punched the driver a number of times to the left side of his head and according to the victim appeared crazy and wild.
The victim got out of the car and Clarke drove off.
There was about $80 cash in the car and a mobile phone.
The car was later seen being driven in the Geelong area.
On August 6 last year Clarke was at Framlingham drinking alcohol throughout the day before he got in an argument with a woman.
He threw a glass at her, which struck the woman and caused a large laceration to her forehead.
Clarke said he hoped the woman drowned in her own blood. He fled before police arrived.
The woman went to hospital and got 14 stitches in her forehead.
Police arrested Clarke and his girlfriend at Boorcan on September 24 asleep in the car they stole and he spent time in jail before being released in November.
Defence counsel Xavier Farrelly said that at the time of the offending Clarke was not dealing with people appropriately due to his issues with meth amphetamine.
Clarke is currently on a community corrections order and now complying after a poor early start.
Mr Farrelly said his client's partner was now expecting a baby and they had moved to Illowa.
He said Clarke’s recent ice screens had been clean.
Clarke told the court he blamed ice for his offending: "It takes over your mind", he said.
He also said moving away from Framlingham had been positive because of alcohol and drug issues in the community.
Magistrate Cynthia Toose told Clarke he had to continue complying with his corrections order if he wanted to avoid a jail term being imposed.
She deferred sentencing until September and warned Clarke if he got back on ice she would know.
"It's pretty easy to spot," she said.