A Portland man will spend at least 20 months in jail after he punched a woman to the face and broke another man’s leg.
Maxwell Vincent McKenzie, 40, of Wattle Crescent, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to multiple counts of breaching court orders as well as two counts each of recklessly causing injury.
He was sentenced to two years and seven months’ jail with a non parole period of 20 months.
He has spent 574 days on remand in custody.
Magistrate Dan Muling said McKenzie clearly had issues managing his emotions and that alcohol made him impulsive and irrational.
“You should never treat a female the way that you did,” he said.
“Alcohol is poison for you. One drink is one too many.”
In April 2017 McKenzie went to a home in Portland’s Short Street and punched a woman to the face.
Soon after a man intervened and there was an altercation.
McKenzie punched the man several times to the face before breaking his leg.
In October the victim told the court that his tibia and fibula bones were broken, his Achilles tendon was severed and ankle fractured which in all required 14 pins and two plates during surgery after he was in a coma.
At the time of the offending, McKenzie was on two community corrections order.
Mr Muling cancelled them both.
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