The Perth Magistrate’s Court has been told a man smashed police cars with a sledgehammer as an act of protest against what he says was lenient sentencing by the courts.
It is alleged Kimberley Matthews stole a sledgehammer from a business in O’Connor before taking the bus to the city and walking to Perth Police Station on Beaufort street.
Police say Mr Matthews used the sledgehammer to damage four police cars.
He was arrested a short time later and allegedly told officers he was protesting against recent lenient sentences given to unlicensed drivers who cause death.
Mr Matthews is serving a suspended prison term for driving without a license.
Police say he told officers that on reflection he should have gone to parliament house.
Mr Matthews’ lawyer told the court he had consumed 20 valium tablets and some alcohol yesterday morning and he was “quite out of it”.
Mr Matthews was refused bail.