Man’s festive booze binge
A drunken Perth man lost the plot on Boxing Day after a marathon festive season drinking session.
Perth Sheriff Court was told that 34-year-old Kevin Keenan was a“great guy”- if he stayed off spirits.
But he had overindulged on Jack Daniels - and a darker side of his character came to light.
He started acting aggressively on the morning of December 26 and shouted at his wife: “I’m the f***ing daddy I’m the man.”
He then threatened: “Anyone who comes into my house is dead.”
She was frightened after he trashed several household items and called the police who promptly handcuffed him.
But not before he had belligerently inquired: “Who called you?”- and then ordered the officers from his home.
Keenan, of Kingswell Terrace, was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work within three months after he admitted shouting and swearing at his home on December 26, acting aggressively and smashing crockery.
Depute fiscal Robbie Brown told the court that the accused had been drinking from Christmas night - and that had gone into“late morning”of the next day.
He described Keenan as “heavily intoxicated”.
During his drunken rant, he began to smash glasses and threw a bowl of milk and cereal onto the floor.
Solicitor David Holmes said one of the witnesses had described the accused in“very positive terms,”except when he drank spirits, which he couldn’t“handle.”
“He started drinking Jack Daniels and that caused him to change.
“He’s very sorry for his actions.”
Imposing the unpaid work, Sheriff Lindsay Foulis told him:“This behaviour is just totally unacceptable - and you know it.”
“Clearly if drink’s a problem, you need to resolve that.”