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Drunken night out leaves Toowoomba man $3700 out of pocket

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A NIGHT out in Toowoomba has left Jay Thomas Himstedt out of pocket by more than $3500 though with little memory of the evening.
 

A drunken Himstedt, 22, had walked out in front of a car travelling south on Neil St in Toowoomba's CBD about 10.50pm, September 30, causing the driver to come to an abrupt halt.
 

Yelling to the driver to "run me over, hit me", Himstedt slammed both his fists and one knee onto the car's bonnet causing $2215 damage, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.
 

While two women with Himstedt restrained him, the driver reversed and drove off, prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson told the court.
 

Police alerted to the incident by CitySafe camera operators arrived to find Himstedt getting into a taxi.
 

Arguing he had done nothing wrong, the 22-year-old struggled with police after being arrested, Sgt Robinson said.
 

He pleaded guilty to wilful damage, public nuisance and obstructing police.
 

His solicitor Dan Habermann said his client didn't remember much of the events of that night due to his level of intoxication and hadn't drunk alcohol since.
 

At that time his client was going through an emotional time with a death in the family and his team having come second in the grand final earlier that day.
 

Magistrate Damian Carroll noted it was Himstedt's fourth public nuisance offence in three years and fined him $1500 and ordered he pay the $2215 restitution within four months.
 

Mr Carroll also suggested Himstedt obtain the complainant's contact details from police and call him to apologise.
 

Topics:  court toowoomba



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