Man punched hole in wall after 15 pints

A FORMER cocaine dealer drank 15 pints of lager before punching a hole in a pub wall, a court heard.

A FORMER cocaine dealer drank 15 pints of lager before punching a hole in a pub wall, a court heard.

Johnathon Wray was refused service at the Red Lion Public House in Woodbridge after his 15th pint, South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

Lesla Small, prosecuting, said he became abusive towards the landlord and punched a studwork wall causing £100 of damage.

The 29-year-old of Rodney Court, Woodbridge was last year sentenced to probation, unpaid work and 26 weeks in prison suspended for 18 months for drink driving and for possessing cocaine with intent to supply.


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Wray pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage on May 30 this year and to missing two probation appointments which was a breach of the court order.

District Judge David Cooper heard that Wray had completed 153 out 300 hours unpaid work. He said it would be unjust to activate the suspended sentence for the “relatively minor new offence”. Instead he added a three month curfew to the ongoing suspended sentence which prevented Wray from going out between 10pm and 6am until September 9.

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Wray was told to pay a £100 fine, £100 compensation, £50 probation costs, £60 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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