A man who told police he was “as drunk as a pub” was arrested for “charging” towards a house.
Jan Borza (31) a Czech national living here for 14 years and with an address at Clonavon Road in Ballymena, appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court on December 6 and admitted a charge of being disorderly at a public place at Clonavon Road on November 4 this year.
A prosecutor said police were called to an ongoing disturbance where the defendant was lying heavily intoxicated on the street with facial injuries.
He was shouting and swearing and making allegations that he had been assaulted and whilst officers were trying to establish was happened the defendant was uncooperative and continued to shout and was asked to lower his voice but refused to do so.
The noise attracted a number of people from nearby homes.
On two occasions Borza charged at a house and when he did it a third time he was arrested.
During interview he told police he had a patchy memory of events following an assault but said he had been to the Coach Bar earlier.
Defence barrister Stephen Law said the defendant, a factory worker, was taken to hospital by ambulance following an assault and that his client had told police he was, in his words, “as drunk as a pub”.
The defendant was fined £200.