Caleb Ciavola banned from driving for four years, sentencing deferred until June 4

A YOUNG drunk driver who swore at police and refused an alcohol breath test has had sentencing deferred fro three months so he can get help.

Caleb Ciavola, 21, of Wollaston Road, Warrnambool, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to being drunk, refusing to accompany police for an alcohol test and possessing cannabis. 

Magistrate Cynthia Toose noticed Ciavola was clearly unhappy about being in court.

He also declined to be part of a community corrections order.

Ms Toose said  Ciavola had some ongoing issues that needed to be addressed and while deferring sentencing, she cancelled his driver's licence for four years.

She said he had been angry and belligerent to police officers and he was not equipped to deal with his present situation.

But, Ms Toose warned  Ciavola that if he didn't deal with his issues he would not be able to move on.

"You can come back and tell me how you are travelling but you need assistance," she told him.

Sentencing was adjourned until June 4.

Police said that at 11.35pm on November 25  Ciavola was intercepted in Raglan Parade driving.

In colourful language he explained to police he would not accompany them for a breath test.

He was also found with a small amount of cannabis and has a prior conviction for drink driving.