A party night ends in a clash with broken electric cars and the police.
One evening in March this year, a 30-year-old man from Worspiel came to a bar in Bergen.
He explained that he had consumed too much alcohol. The 30-year-old drove to the charging station on Øvre Dreggsalmenningen, behind Thon Hotel Orion.
He unhooked four electric cars parked there. He smashed windows, destroyed side mirrors and windshield wipers, scratched paint, dented bonnet and charging cables.
According to the Hordaland District Court, the damage resulted in repair costs of NOK 200,000.
– Worst in my life
After the vandalism, police located the man in Broadbengen. There he violently resisted a police officer, attempting to drive his knee into the police officer’s crotch.
The 30-year-old explained to the court that he only remembers bits of footage from the night, including the back which read “Police”.
He says he remembers waking up in the middle of the night in the detention center and only then did he realize what had happened.
He told the court that it was the worst day of his life.
The 30-year-old has expressed regret for both the damage and the action against the guard.
Imprisonment was imposed
Even if the man is intoxicated, he will be judged sober in court. Therefore, this act is considered intentional.
However, the court noted that he had explained himself to the best of his recollection and that he had expressed remorse and expressed a desire to make amends.
The 30-year-old has no previous convictions. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 35 of which were suspended with two years of probation.
He was sentenced to pay NOK 224,276 in compensation to an insurance company, as well as NOK 22,885 in compensation to the municipality of Bergen, which owns the charging station.
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