A booze-fuelled thug has been brought to justice after he racially abused a taxi driver during a row over his fare.
Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, September 2, how Cameron Tryner, 18, of Arlington Drive, Swanwick, had enjoyed a night out in Chesterfield with his sister when they caught a black cab to get them to Somercotes.
Prosecuting solicitor Peter Bettany said: “The driver asked for £30 up front. Tryner and his sister didn’t have the money and Tryner said he could pay with a debit card at home and when the driver said no Tryner began shouting racist abuse.”
The driver drove to Tesco so Tryner could get cash but that made the defendant angry and he kicked the internal screen of the taxi, according to Mr Bettany, so the driver drove to a police station and made a 999 call before Tryner ran off.
Tryner, who was later arrested, pleaded guilty to using distressing words or behaviour which was racially aggravated and admitted causing criminal damage after the offences in July.
Defence solicitor Katie Fowkes said: “Mr Tryner accepts this is a disgusting offence and he is appalled with his behaviour.”
Miss Fowkes explained Tryner had no cash on him and was under the impression he would be able to pay the taxi driver when he arrived at his former home address. She also told how Tryner has been struggling with domestic family problems and had taken an overdose. Magistrates adjourned the case until today, September 5, for sentencing.