Court told man’s actions were stupid

A 38-year-old Cowra man who kicked in a car’s tail light has been fined $200 and given a community corrections order for 12 months at Cowra Local Court.

Matthew Janez Lazanski of Courallie Street was before the court charged with damaging property.

According to police facts, on Friday, November 23, 2018 Lazanski’s victim went to a local club for dinner with their family.

While there, an intoxicated Lazanski approached the victim and questioned their ability to parent because of the company they kept.

Around 8pm the victim and family left the club. While having a conversation in their vehicle, they heard a loud bang and saw Lazanski behind the vehicle.

The victim then drove to their sister’s house to inspect the damage and found the rear driver’s side tail light had been damaged.

The victim then went to Cowra Police station to give a report. On November 25, 2018 police collected CCTV from the club which showed Lazanski kicking the vehicle.

Police spoke to Lazanski, who told them he believed he stumbled or fell into the vehicle.

Mr Lazanski’s solicitor Greg Bowen told the court his client’s action was one of stupidity and the club in question had already taken its own action on the matter.

In sentencing Lazanski, Magistrate Michael O’Brien said Lazanski showed a breathtaking lack of insight in to how to conduct himself as a civilized human being.

“You history is appalling and you have learnt nothing from your past brushes with the law,” he said.

“As someone who is subject to an ICO you take your freedom for granted, I don’t know what to say if you haven’t got the message by now.

“If you keep behaving like this then you will face periods of relocation to a place you don’t want to go to.”