The drunken woman twice swung the machete at her then partner.
The drunken woman twice swung the machete at her then partner.

Woman swung machete at partner during drunken late night tirade

A woman has been placed on 12 months probation for a drunken tirade during which she swung a machete at her now ex-partner.

The woman, 37, who cannot be named due to legal reasons, spent Friday night in custody before pleading guilty in Toowoomba Magistrates Court today to assault, wilful damage and stealing charges, all domestic violence offences.

Police prosecutor Shelby Larcombe told the court the woman had argued with her then partner, accusing him of infidelity, after browsing his phone messages early Friday.

She had then taken a tow ball and smashed the man’s phone, she said.

About 11.20pm she returned drunk at the house and asked to see the man’s new phone.

When he refused, she picked up a machete and swung it twice at him, only just missing him on one occasion, Ms Larcombe said.

She had then picked up the man’s packet of cigarettes and walked out laughing, she said.

Police called to the incident found her hiding in bushes a short distance away and took her into custody.

Her solicitor Michael Corbin told the court his client had been out with family during the day and was drunk at the time of the machete incident.

His client had four children including a six-month-old child to the complainant man.

She realised the relationship was now over and she would take her child and live with an uncle away from the man’s residence, he said

Magistrate Rob Turra ordered the convictions not be recorded.

Originally published as Woman swung machete at partner during drunken late night tirade



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