Monday, December 19, 2011

Policeman struck after man drank eight pints

A MAN who got drunk to celebrate the dismissal of a false rape allegation ended up assaulting a police officer called out to a domestic dispute.

Officers arrived in Wikeley Way, Brimington, and saw Ryan Troth outside the front door of a property asking for his wallet to be returned.

His former partner told him she did not have it and he became abusive towards police, who warned him to stop shouting and swearing, Chesterfield magistrates were told. He then struck out at an officer, the court heard.

Christopher Reynolds, prosecuting, said: “He said in interview he had drunk eight pints and apologised.”

Troth, aged 31, of Outram Road, Newbold, Derbyshire, admitted assault and being drunk and disorderly.

Defending, Steve Brint said : “It was a reckless assault.” Troth was fined £165 and asked to pay £200 to the officer.