Tandragee man abusive as police tried to remove him from car

Craigavon Court House.
Craigavon Court House.

After he refused to get out of a car ar 31-year-old man became abusive to police who had to remove him from the vehicle.

Robert James Young, Clare Road, Tandragee, was fined £250 last Thursday at Banbridge Court for disorderly behaviour on November 2.

He was also bound over in the sum of £500 to keep the peace for two years.

The court heard that at 12.10am a member of the public approached police in Bridge Street, Banbridge, saying there was a man in the rear of a vehicle and he was refusing to get out.

The defendant, who was a stranger to the driver, would not get out and had to be forcibly extracted by police.

Young then became extremely abusive towards police. He was warned about his behaviour but did not stop and was arrested for disorderly behaviour which set him off on another foul mouthed rant.

A defence solicitor said he had been at horse racing and had gone on to Banbridge.

He added that Young accepted he was very drunk and had little recollection of what happened. The last relevant entry on his record was eight years ago.