A Bunbury man will spend time in jail after hitting his partner in the head with an alcohol bottle, with police warning he was lucky he didn’t cause more damage. Robert Vincent Kinsella appeared in Bunbury Magistrate’s Court on Thursday when the court was told the 45-year-old had an argument with his partner in August, which boiled over when the victim sculled the end of a bottle and then passed it to him. Prosecuting Sgt Greg Ward said Kinsella then hit her in the forehead with the Wild Turkey bottle, causing minor cuts and swelling. It is believed Kinsella’s hand connected with the victim’s face rather than the bottle, the court was told. Kinsella, who represented himself, said he had stopped drinking since the incident and was “trying my hardest” to turn things around. Magistrate Andrew Maughan did not deem that to be the case, saying Kinsella had not indicated “in any positive way” that he had done something about his issues. A community corrections officer told the court Kinsella did not want to be placed on a community based order and be “told what to do”, but Kinsella said he would “give it a go before jail”. Sgt Ward said Kinsella’s use of the bottle was concerning and he was lucky he didn’t do further damage to the victim. “The community would expect if you hit your partner with a Wild Turkey bottle over the head you’d go to jail,” he said. Mr Maughan said Kinsella was responsible for his conduct when drinking alcohol. “You’re fortunate you’re not here for far more serious offences,” he said. Kinsella was sentenced to seven months in jail for the common assault in circumstances of aggravation.