JASON Andrew Lee will miss out on the festive season at Christmas – he’ll be in jail.
Just as well, considering the alcohol problem he knows he has.
Lee has told a NSW Probation and Parole officer that the time has come for residential rehabilitation to combat the issue.
A solicitor yesterday in Albury Local Court outlined the circumstances of three instances of Lee being nabbed by police when alcohol was the common thread in his offending.
Solicitor Andrea MacDonald said Lee had absolutely no memory of threatening and intimidating police on September 23 after starting to drink port at 9am.
Almost six hours later, he was found lying in Aloysius Park in central Albury and ambulance officers attended. When police arrived, he threatened to rape their parents, stab them with a syringe and find out where they lived.
Lee, 32, of Emma Way, Lavington, broke into a Thai restaurant in Dean Street about 2.26am on October 14, looking for alcohol.
He used a brick to smash a window, climb through a hole and grab a six-pack of beer.
But police quickly arrested him after being alerted to the theft and closed circuit footage confirmed his involvement.
On November 3, Lee was pulled over driving in Dean Street with breath analysis giving a blood alcohol reading of 0.029.
Lee appeared for sentencing yesterday on charges of being an unaccompanied learner, special range drink-driving, break, enter and steal, two counts of intimidation and offensive language.
Ms MacDonald said the underlying issue was alcohol and a six-month stay at O’Connor House in Wagga was needed.
Lee received 10-month jail terms on the intimidation and break and enter offences with a minimum of two months.
He was fined $250 for being an unaccompanied learner, $600 for drink-driving and disqualified for four months.