A magistrate has denounced the behaviour of a man who urinated in Dean Street before taking a drunken swan dive on to a car bonnet.
Travis Michael Munyard landed on the car in such a way that the car was severely damaged.
“I accept your behaviour took place because you were drunk, (but) that’s no excuse for that behaviour,” magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim pointing out its stupidity.
“It’s far too prevalent, far too prevalent.
“No doubt this was a very expensive night for you and will be by the end of today.”
The Koondrook man, 24, has pleaded guilty in Albury Local Court to offensive behaviour and intentionally or recklessly damage property.
The charges were laid over his behaviour in central Albury in the early hours of November 24, though defence solicitor Angus Lingham said Munyard had “only a cloudy recollection of what happened”.
The court was told that Munyard had entered the Beer Deluxe pub in Kiewa Street soon after midnight.
He remained with a group of friends until he left about 1.25am, walking north along Kiewa Street then west in Dean Street.
Police said Munyard approached a nearby parked car and dropped his full weight on to the bonnet, with his hands by his side, then slid off the vehicle.
He unzipped the fly on his jeans and then urinated on the door handles.
But while doing this he saw a marked police car so turned to face the other way, stopped what he was doing and crossed the road.
Munyard wasn’t done yet. He then kicked a light pole three times before turning around and seeing another parked car.
He approached the car and “has jumped in a swan movement, landing all his weight on to the bonnet and causing extensive damage”.
After regaining his balance, Munyard walked away laughing.
Munyard was convicted and fined $220 on the offensive behaviour charge and given a conditional release order to be of good behaviour for 12 months for the damage property charge and pay $650 compensation.
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