Drunk kicked off in A&E
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.