A Bowral man has avoided jail after a string of "alcohol fuelled" offences in the Southern Highlands.
Dale Pygram, 30, appeared before Moss Vale Local Court from custody on July 20.
He pleaded guilty to stalk/intimidate to cause fear/mental harm, possess prohibited drug, resist officer in execution of duty, and intentionally mark premises without consent.
Solicitor Wood spoke in defence of his client. He argued Pygram's actions were the result of alcohol and schizophrenia.
He argued Pygram had begun "a path of self destruction" after the death of his child.
Mr Wood told the court that on March 27 Pygram had resisted arrest for graffiti.
He said his client "was intoxicated" and "has no real recollection of doing the graffiti at all".
Mr Wood said at the time of the offence that Pygram was approached by an off-duty police officer, but was "unable to understand who the police officer was".
Mr Wood presented to the court that on July 2 Pyrgam was "drunk and had cannabis that morning," when he caught a train and became lost. He said Pygram had "chased young people" before he was arrested.
"[My client] agrees all these offences occurred when he was under the influence of alcohol," Mr Wood said.
The solicitor argued that "when [Pygram is] sober he is an excellent employee and a person who is responsible".
Magistrate Susan McGowan said the defendant's offences were "alcohol fuelled".
"There is only one person who can stop Pygram from going down a slippery slope, and that's him," she said.
Pygram was sentenced to an 18-month Community Corrections Order and fined $500.
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