A COBDEN man who breached a seven-month suspended jail sentence doing circle work in Gippsland will serve only a fortnight in prison.
Nathan Butler, 26, of Silvester Street, yesterday pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to causing wilful damage, careless driving and failing to answer bail.
That offending breached a suspended jail sentence imposed in the Sunshine court during February last year on a large number of burglary and theft charges. Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt decided to jail Butler for only a fortnight because there had been substantial time passed since the suspended sentence was imposed and it was offending of a different kind.
As well as spending a fortnight in jail, Butler was also convicted and fined $500.
Mr Klestadt said Butler had an appalling record of offending involving both criminal and driving matters and there was no reason for the hoon driving which led to the charges.