Drunk, drugged man's antics cause damage

A DRUG and alcohol-affected man crashed a child's trail bike at McDonald's after police arrived to arrest him, a court has heard.

Clinton Charles Wilson, 21, faced the Launceston Magistrate's Court yesterday.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to having destroyed property, drink- driving, drug-driving, unlicensed driving and having used an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle.

Police prosecutor Kerryne Barwick told the court that Wilson entered the Kings Meadows McDonald's drive- through on a trail bike and demanded food from staff, saying he had paid for it.

Ms Barwick said that staff knew Wilson was lying, so they locked the window.

Wilson became angry and smashed the window with his hands, causing $1000 damage.

Police were nearby and arrived to find Wilson sitting on his trail bike, with bleeding hands.

Wilson attempted a U-turn, travelled about three metres and crashed his trail bike.

Police arrested him on foot, further down the drive-through.

Wilson had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.170 and cannabis in his blood.

Defence solicitor Mark Doyle told the court that his client was intoxicated and thought he had paid for food, but the money was inside his sock.

Magistrate Simon Brown adjourned sentencing to March 13 at 2.15pm.

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