NT man asks for jail time rather than alcohol ban

ninemsn staff
3:42pm June 18, 2013
Milo Manu Felix Wild. (Facebook)
Milo Manu Felix Wild. (Facebook)

A Northern Territory man asked to be jailed for three months rather than continue his court-ordered ban not to drink alcohol for two years.

Milo Manu Felix Wild, 22, was banned from drinking alcohol after he pushed over four port-a-loos, exposed himself and threw his own urine at rangers at Litchfield National Park on ANZAC Day last year, the NT News reports.

He was sentenced last November to three months' jail which was suspended for two years during which he couldn't consume any alcohol.

But Wild asked to be sent to jail because he was depressed that he had to stay at home while his friends were out partying.

However, police prosecutor Julie O'Neill told the Darwin Magistrates Court yesterday that Wild was spotted drinking at Duck's Nuts in Darwin on Saturday night.

When police asked Wild what he was doing in the pub he reportedly responded: "I did nothing f---ing wrong."

Wild's lawyer Georgia McMaster said he would prefer jail over the alcohol restrictions because of the culture of young people in Darwin.

But magistrate John Neill wasn't convinced, saying he thought it was "extraordinary" that Wild believed his life "was not worth living without alcohol".

"There is nothing to do in Darwin for a strong, healthy young man except to drink?" he added.

Wild was already on a 12-month pub ban for disorderly behaviour at Darwin Ski Club.

Wild's Facebook page included a video uploaded in 2011 showing underage teenagers drinking and brawling.

Source: NT News
Author: Sophie Cousins, Approving Editor: Nick Pearson.

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