Sat, 03 Dec 2016
A MAN was unable to contain his rage after a drunken row with his partner.
Damion Edward Hall lashed out with his fists, smashing the window of a stranger’s car, Reading magistrates were told on Thursday, November 24.
Anne Sawyer-Brandish, prosecuting, said the incident happened in the early hours after the 33-year-old, of Hutton Close, Newbury, walked home from the town centre.
She said the victim, Philip Arbcaster, of Hamilton Court, Newbury, had to spend £50 to replace the broken car window.
Mr Hall admitted causing criminal damage on August 27.
He also has a lengthy list of previous convictions and his admission placed him in breach of a conditional discharge imposed for the latest of them, magistrates were told.
Steve Molloy, defending, said his client had indulged in a random act of vandalism and added: “He was effectively just taking out his anger following an argument with his partner.
“He would have been better off hitting a wall.
“He is deeply sorry for his actions.”
Magistrates fined Mr Hall £50 and ordered him to pay £50 in compensation to Mr Arbcaster.
He was also ordered to pay £85 costs plus a statutory victim services surcharge of £30.