A man who has been jailed twice for sickening attacks on women — including ramming his wife off Albany Highway and tying a noose around her neck and dragging her behind his car — has been declared a serial family violence offender. The indefinite status means Mark Frederick Burt will now be treated more seriously by the courts if he offends again. That includes a rule that he would not be released on bail unless he can prove exceptional reasons — and, if so, the court has to consider electronic monitoring — and supervision or an ankle bracelet also has to be considered as part of his parole conditions. Serial offenders are also barred from holding a firearms or explosives licence. The declaration was made by District Court Judge Linda Petrusa earlier this month following an application by State prosecutors. It came after Burt was jailed for four years and seven months over an attack on his partner in a caravan in June last year. Burt straddled the victim, wrapped his hand in a blanket and forced it down her throat, choked her and pulled her hair, forced her on to the bed and assaulted her when she tried to leave. During his trial, Burt blamed the victim’s injuries, which included injuries to her throat, and infected tonsils, on her consumption of alcohol. In other attacks, Burt broke her finger, and punched and kicked her repeatedly. The offending happened after he served a five-year sentence for offences against his wife of 28 years in 2014. Burt tied one end of a rope around the roll bar of his car and the other around his ex-wife’s neck, driving about 800m and forcing her to jog behind to stop the rope from tightening. As he drove, Burt yelled “run you dog and don’t stop or I will go faster” as their son watched. Later that same month, Burt, who was subject to a violence restraining order protecting the victim, intentionally rammed the victim off Albany Highway. In declaring Burt a serial domestic abuser, Judge Petrusa said his history “makes clear” that he had “repeatedly committed serious acts of violence against his partners”. Burt can apply to have the declaration dropped after 10 years.