Wagga man Ian Stewart Hamilton jailed for violent Sydney carjacking attempt

WAGGA man Ian Stewart Hamilton has been jailed for a year for his vicious assault of a tradesman during an attempted carjacking in Sydney in March.

Hamilton was sentenced in Central Local Court on Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to aggravated assault with intent to take a motor vehicle (inflicting actual bodily harm).

He was given two three-month concurrent jail sentences for assaulting and resisting police.

Hamilton will be eligible for release on March 9 next year and will spend the following six months on parole.

On March 10 this year, the 39-year-old Ashmont jumped into plumber’s ute on Pitt Street, Sydney, and punched the driver in the face several times before demanding to be driven to Wagga.

The tradie suffered facial injuries, including two broken teeth and bruising.

With the help of passers-by, the victim escaped his ute and then remotely locked the vehicle, trapping Hamilton inside.

Passing police were waved down.

They had to use capsicum spray to subdue Hamilton, and one of the officers was punched in the face.

Hamilton’s crimes breached good behaviour conditions of court bonds he was on for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with an illicit drug in his blood.

The sentencing magistrate on Wednesday took no action on the breaches.