While he was being abusive to police a Portadown man made a racist remark to a passer-by, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.
Twenty six year old Floyd Lawson Hobson, of The Fairways, Portadown, was fined £350 for disorderly behaviour on June 8 this year.
He was also ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.
The court heard that at 11.40pm in Thomas Street the defendant was standing in the middle of the road.
He said to police: “What the f--k are you looking at?”
He walked further down the street. He was intoxicated and in a highly agitated state.
Hobson continued to swear at police saying his mate had been murdered 10 years ago “and you did f--k all about it.”
A black person walked back and Hobson said: “What the f--k do you want you black b--d.”
A solicitor for the defendant said his client had far too much drink taken on this occasion.
He added that Hobson had worked in a local bar and there had been no love lost between him and a foreign national.
But, said the solicitor, when he was spoken to by police he should have stopped.
He had a record for a similar offence in 1999.
District Judge, Mr Alan White, said Hobson’s conduct was not only abusive but also racist and the offence was aggravated by the mature of his remark.
It was the case, as ever, of too much alcohol, he added.
Mr White said that because of the defendant’s basically clear record he would deal with the matter by way of a fine but he would increase the amount because of the nature of the abuse.