Man who tried to grab girl too drunk to know where he was
A man who was arrested after apparently trying to grab an 11-year-old girl has since taken steps to turn his life around.
On Thursday, the man pleaded guilty to charges of breaching his probation.
The court heard the man has approached the 11-year-old, who ran to tell her father.
The father then confronted the man. The man took a swing at the father, which was easily avoided. The father punched back, hitting the man square on the jaw.
The ambulance arrived to take him to hospital, where the police questioned him.
Officers determined the man was so intoxicated he didn’t know what he was doing.
The man was on probation at the time, which included a condition that he abstain from alcohol.
Since the incident, though, the man has taken steps to turn his life around, the court heard.
He has been in a committed relationship for a year, and hasn’t touched alcohol for three months.
He’s currently working at a full-time job that is very strict about alcohol use, something that is providing extra motivation to remain sober.
The court also heard that the man has been attending treatment for his alcohol issues, and has no plans to begin drinking again.
The man was handed a four-month conditional sentence for breaching his probation.
The sentence includes a prohibition on the consumption of alcohol