Grantham court: Drunken worker broke bumper with cider bottle during car wash

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A drunken car wash worker threw a bottle and damaged a vehicle after he shouted for assistance from police.

Adam Wolak, 39, admitted causing criminal damage to a car bumper in Oxford Street in Grantham on December 27.

Prosecuting, Jim Clare said it was just after 3pm when Wolak was seen shouting for help while very drunk. Witnesses heard him shouting for the police. A man went over to him to help but Wolak still shouted for the police and then became abusive.

Mr Clare said Wolak picked up a three litre cider bottle and threw it across the road, hitting the front bumper of a Vauxhall Astra and causing damage valued at £53.46.

Simon Cobb, defending, said Wolak did not recall what had happened. He said Wolak threw a plastic bottle of cider and caused minor damage, but did not know why he did it. Mr Cobb said he initailly denied the offence when interviewed by police, but later accepted what he had done as he had no reason to doubt what witnesses had said. Mr Cobb said Wolak worked at a car wash and earned about £150 per week.

Magistrates fined Wolak £100 and ordered him to pay compensation of £53.46, costs of £30 and a victim surcharge of £20.