Chesterfield man yells racist abuse after whiskey binge, court hears
A Chesterfield man yelled racist abuse and assaulted two police officers after drinking three-quarters of a bottle of whiskey while taking medication for a head injury, a court heard.
Christopher Skinner was heard shouting racial hatred - too offensive for publication - about black people and Jews during the incident on July 10.
Chesterfield Magistrates Court heard how at about midnight Skinner collapsed outside his neighbour’s home and began ranting.
After police were called the 55-year-old was arrested however later at hospital Skinner kicked an officer twice.
He also made more vile bigoted comments in earshot of members of the public.
However prosecutor Becky Allsop said after his release from A&E the defendant could not “remember anything”.
She said: “He can’t remember the ambulance arriving, racist remarks or assaulting the officers.
“He takes medication for a historical head injury and believes the alcohol must have reacted badly with that.”
His solicitor David Gittins told magistrates how Skinner had been living in a car “outside the matrimonial home” prior to the break-up of his relationship with his partner leading up to the incident.
He said: “We will often hear people who say they were drunk but there are degrees of drink - this man urinated himself and collapsed.”
Mr Gittins described how after Skinner’s arrest police refused to take him in at the custody suite “because he was that intoxicated they couldn’t care for him”.
Skinner, of Garrett Green, Danesmoor, admitted two common assaults on police officers and using racially-aggravated words.
His case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report.