Repair bill for youth after wing mirrors smashed off cars
A YOUNG man who smashed off two wing mirrors from two parked cars has been ordered by magistrates to pay the repair bill to the aggrieved owners.
Lewis Joyce, aged 20 and from Lympne Avenue, Ernesettle, appeared at Plymouth magistrates charged with two counts of criminal damage.
The court heard how he had deliberately smashed off the wing mirrors off a Ford Focus and a Renault Clio, parked in Kings Road, Ernesettle, on the evening of November 1 last year.
At his trial – which he failed to attend – he was found guilty of the offences. He was arrested later the same day and remanded ahead of yesterday's sentencing hearing.
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In mitigation his solicitor said Joyce admitted drinking that night and had "become emotional" after arguing with his female friend.
Magistrates gave Joyce a conditional discharge of 12 months for the two counts, ordered him to pay £50 and £35 compensation to the vehicles' owners and contribute £150 to court costs. For failing to attend the court trial, breaching his bail, he was given a £50 fine or one day imprisonment which was considered time served.