Pub flasher jailed for two years
BERT HOUSTON A 35- year- old man who exposed himself in front of a woman has been jailed for 24 months and placed on the sex offenders’ register for seven years.
But Sheriff Brian Mohan at Dumfries back- dated the jail sentence on Andrew Goldie to May when he was initially taken into custody.
The court had heard that Goldie had been in the pub in Castle Douglas looking out and when he saw the woman looking in had exposed himself and said: “I want you.”
Goldie, who works on fishing boats at Kirkcudbright, admitted committing the breach of the peace at Sam’s Bar in Castle Douglas in May.
He also pleaded guilty to to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by raising a glass bottle and challenging another man at the bar to fight.
The court heard that Goldie also assaulted a police officer at nearby Threave Terrace, lashing out at him with his legs and spitting on his face.
In addition he admitted behaving in a threatening manner in a police vehicle between Dumfries and Castle Douglas, shouting and swearing at officers, kicking out at them and struggling with them.
Solicitor Roger Colledge said Goldie had been drinking and his recollection of events was zero and he was ashamed of his behaviour.
Sheriff Mohan said that since Goldie had served the equivalent of more than a 12-month sentence he would backdate the sentence.
Jail term Andrew Goldie
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