A drunk scaffolder who launched himself onto a car as it stopped in a town centre, has been ordered to pay £1,331.24 and advised to sort himself out.

Bobby Williams, care of Feidr Ganol, Newport, pleaded guilty to criminal damage when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, July 3.

Vaughan Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, told the bench that Lisa Starkey came to a halt at the roundabout in a Ford Fiesta on Fishguard Square on the evening of October 28.

“For some reason the defendant ran towards her car. She says he launched himself onto the bonnet.

“His hands came up onto the windscreen and his whole body was prone over the bonnet of the car. His feet were off the ground.

“She has no idea why he did that.”

A passenger in the car knew Williams’ name, and he was sworn at and asked what he was playing at.

Katy Hanson, defending, said Williams, 34, a self-employed scaffolder, had been drinking that afternoon, and had no recollection of the offence.

“He can’t explain why he would behave in such a stupid manner, and apologises to the lady whose car it was.”

Miss Hanson added that Williams’ relationship had broken down at the time of the offence, and he had drunk far too much on the day in question.

“He is rebuilding his life and finding somewhere permanent to live.”

Magistrates fined Williams £350 and ordered him to pay £861.24 compensation for the damage.

He will also pay £85 court costs and a £35 victim surcharge.

The chairman of the bench said: “The young female driver was exposed to an unpleasant experience when you jumped on the bonnet.

“You are 34 and have two children. You need to take steps to sort yourself out.”