A new father has been jailed for repeatedly flouting court orders and damaging a motor scooter in Leyland.
Joseph Devaney, 21, pleaded guilty to motor vehicle interference after drunkenly tampering with the scooter which was parked at the back of Tiger flats in Leyland.
Preston Crown Court heard Devaney, of no fixed address, was serving a suspended sentence for possession of false £10 notes after being caught trying to pass the counterfeit currency over a bar in Bury last year.
The court heard police were called to the carpark in Leyland at around 1am on September 13 after a witness saw Devaney sitting on the scooter, kicking at the handlebars.
When officers arrived they found Devaney lying on the floor, next to a parked car.
He was clearly drunk and when he was interviewed the following day told officers he could not remember the incident, as he had been drinking since 5pm the previous day.
Darren Lee-Smith, defending, told the court Devaney’s partner has recently given birth to their first child.
When he is released from prison, the young father wishes to gain employment and live with his partner and child, the court was told.
Recorder Mukhtar Hussain QC, sentencing, handed Devaney a 10 month sentence.
He told him: “You were given chances and now you are in breach of the suspended sentence.”