Attacker who headbutted Pc pledges never to drink again
A MAN who headbutted a policeman after drinking up to 20 pints of lager has vowed never to drink booze again.
Jason Lee Taylor, 44, consumed lager as well as a number of shots during New Year’s Eve celebrations, a magistrates Court heard.
But he ended-up spending the night in a police cell after fighting with door staff and then police, magistrates were told.
During his arrest he was aggressive and threatening and headbutted one of the officers, prosecutors said.
Taylor, of Siddington Bank, Macclesfield, admitted being drunk and disorderly and assaulting a police constable at Macclesfield magistrates’ court.
He was given a curfew for six weeks, preventing him from leaving his home from 7pm to 7am, and ordered to pay £70 compensation to the injured officer.
Debbie Byrne, prosecuting, said: “At 3am PC Christopher Johnson was with several other officers when a male was ejected from Dukes Court in Macclesfield.
“He was verbally abusive to doorstaff.
“He was detained by two officers and swore at them.
“He was described as being drunk and very aggressive.
“During his arrest he was pinned to the floor and shouted, ‘I will remove all of your faces’.”
Ms Byrne added: “He was handcuffed and put in the police car.
“He then headbutted Pc Johnson to his left eyebrow and shouted ‘You want to go?”.
“The defendant continued to swear at the officers.
“In his police interview he told police he had drunk between 15 and 20 pints followed by shots and shorts.
“He said the whole night was a drunken blur and he couldn’t remember it at all.”
The court heard that Pc Johnson suffered tenderness to his eyebrow following the assault.
Anthony Derbyshire, defending, said Taylor, who enjoys fishing as a hobby, had vowed to give up alcohol.
He said: “He is full of remorse.
“He has written a letter apologising to Pc Johnson and his family for what happened on New Year’s Eve.
“He explains that there had been an escalation in the amount he had been drinking over the month leading up to the day in question.
“He has pledged to never drink again.”