Fury road: Geraldton car rage man fined $1050 in court for attacking mum’s motor

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A rage-filled Geraldton man is $1050 out of pocket after taking his anger out on his mother’s motor.

Todd Lawrence, 22, was out on bail when he flew into a rage during an argument with his mum at her Geraldton home on October 14.

Geraldton Magistrates Court was this week told Lawrence dented a panel on her car and snapped off a windscreen wiper. It seems he disliked the inside of the house as much as the car, as he also punched a cupboard door, causing $300 damage.

Lawrence pleaded guilty to damaging property earlier this month, despite denying certain allegations, including that he was “intoxicated” during the incident.

Magistrate Chris Miocevich fined him $600 and ordered him to repay $450 to his mother.

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Lawrence is also facing charges of deprivation of liberty, aggravated unlawful assault causing bodily harm, and stealing a motor vehicle. The charges, to which he has yet to enter pleas, relate to a separate incident in Beachlands on September 9.

Lawrence was remanded in custody at Greenough Regional Prison until his next appearance on January 9.

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