A MAN high on drink and drugs smashed a taxi office window and assaulted a member of staff before biting a police officer.
Wayne Martin Douglas, of Heol Mabon, Penycae, admitted criminal damage, assault by beating and assaulting a police officer, as well as possessing cocaine, in the early hours of the morning after a drinking session and while under the influence of Class A drugs.
Wrexham Magistrates’ Court heard Douglas had gone to Central Cars, in Market Square, Llay, at about 2.30am but became aggressive towards staff.
His behaviour threatened the staff so much he was thrown out of the office and the main doors were shut.
Douglas, 29, then punched the door, smashing the glass.
Jonathan Wylde, prosecuting, said: “There was also a physical altercation between Mr Douglas and Nigel Salisbury, a member of staff, when he pushed his head up against Mr Salisbury’s.
“Staff were so concerned they called police but the defendant had walked away by the time they arrived.”
Officers caught up with Douglas and arrested him but when he was put into a police car he became so aggressive the police had to attach leg restraints to bring him under control.
When he was strip searched at the police station officers found cocaine in his underpants.
“The police then had to remove him from his cell for a more thorough search, so they had to take his leg restraints off,” Mr Wylde added.
“That was when he bit one of the officers on the ankle.”
The court heard Douglas, who has an eight-year-old son, was a daily user of cannabis and had a serious cocaine habit which often led him to drink excessively.
But Andy Holliday, defending, said he was “desperate to seek help” with his addictions so he could spend time with his son.
He said: “His two vices are cannabis and cocaine but he has no history of violence.
“It’s just this particular incident he’s got himself involved with. He cannot remember much about it but accepts what he has been told happened.”
Mr Holliday told magistrates Douglas had been co-operative at first but became angry when he was told he would be going into custody.
He had been restrained by a large number of police officers while in his cell.
“Police carried out a rather brutal strip search as a result of his behaviour which gave him a bloody nose.
“He was pinned on the floor, naked and with his legs out behind him and was in a lot of pain. These were the circumstances in which he bit the officer.”
Douglas was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 12 months supervision and a drug rehabilitation requirement.
He was also ordered to pay compensation of £100 to the police officer, £50 to Mr Salisbury and £30 to Central Cars, as well as a £60 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.