Booze-fuelled man is fined for disorderly behaviour

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A DRUNKEN north Derbyshire man talked himself into trouble with police after losing his dog, a court heard.

Police heard shouting in Tupton Way, Holmewood, and asked James Herberts what was happening.

“He said he had lost his dog and was looking for it. He then responded with a torrent of verbal abuse and insulted the officers.

“He said they couldn’t do anything. He complained when he was handcuffed, saying he had done nothing wrong,” Helen Griffiths, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates.

She added: “After being arrested he continued with the abuse and then he threatened to headbutt them.”

Herberts, 33, of Springfield Road, Holmewood, admitted drunk and disorderly behaviour on September 9 and was fined £88, with £85 costs.

He had previous convictions for burglary and theft and was released from a jail sentence in early August.

“He had a lot to drink, took the dog for a walk and lost it,” said Jon Barber, for Herberts.

“He is out on licence at the moment. He has not been recalled to prison but it is likely he will be recalled if this behaviour continues.”