15-pint boozer's Â£660 court bill for Â£8 taxi fare
A Mansfield man was landed with a Â£660 court bill after he punched and kicked a taxi following a dispute over an Â£8 fare.
Scott Lazenby, 23, of Newlands Drive, Forest Town, admitted causing criminal damage to the Ace-ABC taxi after a 15-pint boozing session on February 28.
Robert Carr, prosecuting, said: “He became argumentative and aggressive. He said he wasn’t going to pay because his friend had already paid the fare.”
He punched a window and kicked the rear of the Ford Focus, causing small scratches and dents, the court heard.
Lazenby, who was not represented in court, said: “I am truly sorry and it won’t happen again.”
District Judge Tim Spruce ordered him to pay £582 compensation and costs of £85, at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.