Drunken tyre slasher woke the Berserker neighbourhood

ROCKHAMPTON'S Ashley Sigvart managed to wake up an entire neighbourhood with a bang.

Sigvart pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday to one charge of wilful damage after a drunken escapade in the suburb of Berserker.

The court heard on May 4 Sigvart was walking down Berserker St, in north Rockhampton, around 9pm.

It was around that time residents, in the block where Sigvart was located, heard a loud bang.

A member of the public, who called police, rushed outside his house and noticed a car parked on the street, the court heard.

Police Prosecutor Julie Marsden said the member of the public saw air leaking from the car's driver's-side tyre.

She said Sigvart was leaving the area at the time.

Police intercepted a drunk Sigvart some time after they received the emergency call.

Duty lawyer Jun Pepito said his client was so drunk he could not remember whether he had slashed the tyre.

He said Sigvart, earlier that day, had been drinking with a family member.

Magistrate Bronwyn Springer fined Sigvart $300.

She also ordered he pay $79 restitution for the damage done to the car.



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