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Naked wife locked out by mad hubbie

MAD at himself a Gladstone hubbie wielding a knife caused his estranged naked and screaming wife to flee her house - then locked her outside.

In another nasty incident the 32-year-old man cracked the windscreen of her car when he got angry while she was driving before jumping out in front of oncoming cars.

Police prosecutor Gavin Reece told Gladstone Magistrates Court the man contravened three times domestic violence orders against the woman.

Mr Reece said in the first offence the man was angry over an earlier matter, saying to her: "I f****ed up. My mum found out I had ice".

He then picked up a piece of wood and began hitting himself until she intervened.

Mr Reece said the woman was taking a shower in her bathroom when the man entered the shower carrying a knife telling her to "kill me, kill me".

Naked she ran outside screaming.

She told police he also smashed her bedroom door by kicking it.

Mr Reece said the man admitted threatening to kill himself, "but says he did not intend to kill himself, only to scare her".

The man pleaded guilty to the three DV Order contraventions before magistrate Penelope Hay that took place in October and December.

Although the man was not meant to be with his wife because of the DV Order he was again with her at someone else's house at 8pm on December 27 when they argued.

"He said she received a text from one of his junkie mates, a sports coach he describes as a junkie mate," Mr Reece said.

"He was in the passenger seat and they argued.

"He got close to her face and yelled at her. She used both her hands to grab both his ears, push him away.

"He punches the windscreen hard and causes it to crack."

Mr Reece said she told him to get out of the car and the man jumped out, and then lay down in the middle of the road causing oncoming cars to slow down.

Police received three triple-0 calls from witnesses saying the man was running in front of cars and covered in blood.

However, when arrested later the man called them "liars" and denied running or lying on the road.

The blood was from an injury done to his hand when punching the windscreen.

Defence lawyer Cassandra Ditchfield said the man had some mental health concerns, was taking steps to address underlying issues, and she submitted prison was not yet in range for his offences.

Ms Hay said the incidents were serious, locking the woman outside when naked, causing her to take both hands of the steering wheel then lying down in the middle of the road causing fear to her and other people.

She found the underlying cause of his behaviour was drugs and an inability to address conflict.

He was sentenced to three months jail, immediately suspended for one year.

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