FILE PHOTO: Alcohol and handcuffed man
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Coast man blows .293%, hides under bed from cops

A COAST man who blew nearly five times the legal limit and tried to hide from police underneath a bed has been jailed.

The man, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court to one count of the aggravated breach of a domestic violence order.

The court was told the man's mother had a DVO out against him that meant he was not allowed to be at her home while under the influence. But the 33-year-old breached the order on March 3 about 10.37am.

Police went to his mother's house to check in after they received a call alerting them the man was at the house, drunk.

When the door opened police saw the man make a run for it.

He got as far as a bedroom, stumbled over and hid underneath a bed.

He was made to give a blood alcohol content reading and blew .293%. He was arrested and has since remained in custody.

Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin said the level reading he returned was that of the 'staggeringly drunk' stage.

He said anyone that intoxicated had no control of their actions and was not surprised the man's mother was concerned about being around him while he was drunk.

Mr McLaughlin ordered the man to serve six weeks in jail but said he would be eligible to apply for parole on March 18.

A conviction was recorded.


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