A DAD-of-four, on remand for drunkenly smashing his ex-partner’s window on New Year’s Day, has been jailed for two weeks.
Darren Davis, of Winchester Drive, Chelmsley Wood was charged with breaching his restraining order to keep away from his ex, and criminal damage worth £150, after he smashed her window.
Solihull Magistrates Court heard that the 39-year-old had drunk a litre of Bacardi and half a litre of vodka the previous evening and was still “worse for drink” when he arrived at the Ipswich Walk property.
But David Whiting, defending, said that Davis had not realised he had been drinking alcohol at the time of the offence.
“He didn’t realise at the time that people were spiking his drink,” he said.
Mr Whiting added that Davis had not meant to smash the window but had just banged it too hard and it had broken.
Davis was arrested on New Year’s Day and kept on remand until his court appearance where he received the jail term and ordered to pay £150 compensation.
But having already spent nine days behind bars, Davis was released immediately after sentencing.