Griffith Local Court heard a man assaulted another in an alcohol fueled rage.
Magistrate Joy Boulos on Wednesday said it was "another alcohol fueled" assault.
Nicol Tari, 25, was charged with the domestic assault of a man "distantly" related to him.
Four days after Christmas, the pair went to a number of pubs and clubs in Griffith, consuming a substantial amount of alcohol.
Visiting a friend's house afterwards, Tari became angry, and started kicking a car parked there, before climbing onto the bonnet and roof.
He jumped off the car and punched the other man in the face twice, starting a fight. At one point, the other man swung a glass cup to Tari's face.
The fight continued, with the other man punching Tari while he was on the ground before leaving. Witnesses helped a bleeding Tari off the ground, who then went searching for the other man in a rage.
Driving to the home they shared, he tossed the place trying to find him. A witness came and took him to Griffith Base Hospital.
Police attended and could hear Tari "yelling in agony". He had three deep cuts and required 11 stitches. The other man was charged with the glassing.
Appearing as a 'friend of the court' due to Tari's "strained" financial situation and ineligibility for legal aid, David Davidge handed up a character reference from Tari's pastor.
Despite previous violence matter on his record, he said, it could be argued this was an aberration.
The effects of alcohol... is utterly poisonous for him.David Davidge
"He is a very quiet man ordinarily," Mr Davidge told the court.
"The effects of alcohol... is utterly poisonous for him."
He outlined the character reference which said Tari had kept himself away from the drink, knowing the effects on his behaviour.
Tari had expressed remorse for his actions, and was lucky noone else was hurt, seeing he suffered the injury as a "ramification of the violence he initiated."
Magistrate Boulos labelled Tari's behaviour as "appalling" and "quite disturbing".
She accepted that while there was a previous matter on his record, that this was clearly out-of-the-ordinary behaviour, for which he was remorseful and embarrassed.
"Obviously it is an example where alcohol was at play - it doesn't excuse or mitigate the offence, but it explains it," she said.
Tari was convicted of the offence and fined $250, considering his limited financial circumstances.
The other man is appearing in Griffith Local Court on March 12.