Drunk and disorderly celebrating birthday

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A MAN went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday and ended up being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

James Darren Kenny had been out with his pals around Hartlepool town centre and was spotted by police being ejected from Yates’s, in Victoria Road.

Prosecuting, Alan Davison told Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court that the 33-year-old was trying to get back into the pub so officers approached him and advised him to leave.

“He was trying to get back in so an officer stooped him and gave him advice to go home,” he said.

“The defendant swore at the officer and the officer arrested him.”

Kenny, of Huckelhoven Way, Hartlepool, represented himself in court and pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly on October 30.

When asked if he would like to say anything about the incident he told justices: “I hardly ever go out drinking and I’d just been given some new medication by my doctor.

“My friend dragged me out for his birthday and they were all giving me shots and drinks all night.

“I can’t believe I spoke to the police officer like that as well.

“I don’t usually do stuff like that.”

Chairman of the bench Patricia Hutchison fined Kenny £30, ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.