Row is an ‘expensive mistake’ for drunk man
A DRUNKEN row proved an ‘expensive mistake’, a court heard.
Gerrard Martin Francis Coyne, 45, was found by police arguing with a group of men outside his house, prosecutors said.
But when police tried to defuse the situation Coyne, from Macclesfield, persisted and was arrested.
At Stockport magistrates’ court, Coyne, of Pembroke Road, admitted being drunk and disorderly. The court heard the incident took place on the road on April 8. Kate Gaskell, prosecuting, said: “PC Robins was called to an address at 5am. He saw five males and the defendant walking towards the group. He was unsteady on his feet; and appeared extremely drunk. [Coyne] was shouting and swearing aggressively. The constable tried to defuse the situation by ushering Coyne away but he went back to the group and stood nose to nose with one of them. He walked off then came back and was arrested.”
Coyne, defending himself, said he had no memory of the event which was outside his own house. Magistrates fined him £100 with £115 costs and called it ‘a rather expensive mistake’.