Drinker’s mum rang the police

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Drinker had ‘an enormous amount of alcohol’

David Winlow swore at officers who were asked to remove him from the property in Chillingham Terrace, Jarrow, by his mother because he was in a drunken state.

The court heard that the 45-year-old had an “enormous amount of alcohol” on March 5.

Winlow, of Wharton Street, South Shields, agreed to leave the property, but became abusive towards the officers on the street and was then arrested.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and disorderly in a public place at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Paul Anderson, prosecuting, said: “Officers managed to get him to leave the property but he was abusive to them when on the street.

“He was asked to be quiet, but continued to be abusive and was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

“He isn’t a stranger to these courts. He was last here in September for a drunk and disorderly offence, and was at the court in August and July for drunk and disorderly matters.

David Forrester, defending, said; “David drinks too much.

“He got in the state he was in because he had been drinking an enormous amount of alcohol.

“He didn’t like being dragged out into the street and has given the officers a reason to lock him up.”

Winlow was given an absolute discharge.

Laverne Elrick, chairman of the magistrates, told Winlow: “It will be to your benefit to tackle your drinking. It is not to your benefit to keep coming back to court.”


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