Man jailed for punching his own mother after Mackay gig

A MAN who punched his mother in the face after arriving home from a concert was sentenced to prison in Rockhampton Magistrates Court.

Jazzmen Dodd pleaded guilty on November 30 to one count each of assault and wilful damage following an incident in Mackay on September 27.

Police prosecutor Danita Clarke told the court Dodd arrived at the residence in a taxi at 4.30am with a group of friends.

The victim approached Dodd who was sitting on the front steps before he punched her in the face three times.

The victim's car door was damaged during the incident.

Defence lawyer Shayne Studdert said the 23-year-old had been out drinking with friends at a concert.

"He came home with some other fellows in a taxi and lost his temper and over-reacted quite badly," he said.

Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll told Dodd the charges were aggravated because the victim was his mother.

Dodd was sentenced to three months and two months in prison for each charge with a parole release date set immediately.

He was ordered to pay $3050 restitution to the victim.

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