A Hamilton man charged with assault-related offending has failed to appear in court and remains in the police station cells withdrawing from "all of the drugs".
The man, aged 30 years old, was arrested on Wednesday by Hamilton police officers after they were called about a family violence incident.
He is accused of giving his partner a black eye.
The man was interviewed, charged with assault-related offending and remanded in custody overnight.
Lawyer Morgan Adams represented the man in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Thursday morning.
He said the man would not be appearing in the court as he remained in the police station cells in an agitated state.
He said the man was withdrawing from a number of drugs of dependence.
When asked what drugs, Mr Adams said he was advised that the man was withdrawing from "all of them".
The man was remanded in custody and will appear in Hamilton Magistrates Court at a later date.
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