Drunk kicked off in A&E

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A drunk ar­rested by po­lice and taken to Pais­ley’s Royal Alexan­dra Hospi­tal to be med­i­cally as­sessed kicked off in the A&E depart­ment and told of­fi­cers: “I’ll smash my f*****g way out of here.”

Michael Ren­nie then hurled vile abuse at po­lice and cre­ated such a row that he was hauled away to spend the night in the cells.

When he ap­peared shame­faced in the dock at the town’s Sher­iff Court, Ren­nie, of Vic­to­ria Drive East, Ren­frew, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting two of­fences on Au­gust 3.

De­pute fis­cal Pamela Flynn said that he had been spo­ken to at around 9pm and de­tained, with of­fi­cers tak­ing him to the hospi­tal to be ex­am­ined for his own good.

On ar­rival, he started to shout and swear in the wait­ing room be­fore be­ing es­corted out­side, where he tried to spit at one of the of­fi­cers, PC Iain McInnes.

Due to him be­ing so heav­ily in­tox­i­cated, it had not been pos­si­ble to have him cau­tioned and charged.

Ren­nie, 31, ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner likely to cause fear and alarm to oth­ers by shout­ing, swear­ing and ut­ter­ing abu­sive com­ments, and as­sault­ing PC McInnes by at­tempt­ing to spit on him.

De­fence agent Terry Gal­lanagh said that his client con­ceded it had been un­ac­cept­able and un­nec­es­sary con­duct.

He added that Ren­nie had ex­pe­ri­enced prob­lems that were al­co­hol-re­lated but had not touched a drop since the date in ques­tion.

He had pre v i o u s l y com­pleted a Com­mu­nity Pay­back Or­der suc­cess­fully f o l l ow­ing an ear­lier con­vic­tion for a sim­i­lar of­fence.

Af­ter study­ing his record, Sher­iff Kevin Duffy told him that the fines im­posed would have to be sig­nif­i­cant.

When told that the ac­cused would be start­ing em­ploy­ment this week as a grounds­man, he fined him a to­tal of £600 to be paid at £20 per week.

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