Man ran at po­lice

The Oban Times - - News -

A MAN has been fined £500 for re­sist­ing of­fi­cers who found him walk­ing drunk in the mid­dle of the A85.

Roy English, 41, of 61 Hill­head Cres­cent, Hamil­ton, ad­mit­ted strug­gling vi­o­lently with two po­lice of­fi­cers, and then run­ning at them, on the A85 near Dal­mally on Septem­ber 3, 2016. He also pleaded guilty to act­ing ag­gres­sively and ut­ter­ing threats of vi­o­lence en route to Oban po­lice sta­tion.

Procu­ra­tor fis­cal Eoin McGinty told Oban Sher­iff Court on Tues­day April 25 that English was seen at 8.20pm that night ‘clearly un­der the in­flu­ence’ walk­ing in the cen­tre of the road. ‘There were no street lights,’ Mr McGinty added. ‘He was ex­tremely ag­gres­sive and be­gan to shout and swear at po­lice.

‘He grabbed one of the of­fi­cers by his body armour and be­gan to strug­gle. The ac­cused man­aged to run off. The ac­cused then ran at the po­lice of­fi­cers. Both of them sprayed the ac­cused.’

Sher­iff Ruth An­der­son QC asked: ‘What were you do­ing put­ting your­self and oth­ers in dan­ger by walk­ing in the cen­tre of the A85 on a dark and wet night?’

‘No ex­pla­na­tion, your hon­our,’ he said.

Sher­iff An­der­son asked if the court would get an apol­ogy. ‘Yes,’ he replied, ‘sorry.’

Sen­tenc­ing, Sher­iff An­der­son said: ‘This is a par­tic­u­larly nasty com­plaint,’ and fined English £500.

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