Man’s fes­tive booze binge

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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.”

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