Wollongong CBD crane climber Corey Tupou had drugs and alcohol in his system

By Shannon Tonkin
Updated March 1 2016 - 11:02pm, first published 9:30pm
High as a kite: Corey Tupou outside Wollongong courthouse on Tuesday.
High as a kite: Corey Tupou outside Wollongong courthouse on Tuesday.

A Fairy Meadow man was so “off his face” on drugs when he scaled a crane in the Wollongong CBD on Australia Day that he didn’t know what he was doing until effectively “waking up” 12-storeys off the ground.

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