Man ran at police
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.