Timothy Mercer said sometimes he was hanging out washing on his balcony
Timothy Mercer, 31, of Parc Bodnant, Llandudno, North Wales, was advised by magistrates' chairman David Davies at the town: "Make sure you do your washing in the day."
Mercer, unemployed, admitted breaching an eight weeks suspended sentence imposed for taking a vehicle, with more than 20 hours of alleged absences during a 7pm-7am curfew. He appeared in custody before the court.
Mercer admitted breaching his eight weeks suspended sentence
Make sure you do your washing in the day
Graham Parry, defending, said sometimes he was hanging out washing on his flat balcony when curfew monitoring equipment had been alerted. He had also chatted with a neighbour and been to an all-night garage to top-up his electricity.
"On the whole he's complied with the curfew," Mr Parry remarked.
The court heard that Mercer had drug problems
Mercer had drug problems but was working with a substance misuse service, the court heard.
The lawyer urged the court to allow the suspended sentence to continue. It was the first breach proceedings against Mercer.
The curfew period was extended by eight weeks as his punishment.
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The curfew period was extended by eight weeks as his punishment
The court chairman warned Mercer: "If you breach the curfew in the future you are more than likely to go to prison."
Mercer will be allowed to move around on the balcony under the order.