County Antrim man with over 120 previous offences 'persistently' kicked door of police vehicle

County Antrim man with over 120 previous offences 'persistently' kicked door of police vehicle

A MAN who swore and shouted in a street at 2.15am was arrested and then "persistently" kicked the door of a police vehicle and spat inside it.

Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, heard that when David Gary Johnston (38), of Rathkyle in Antrim town, was cautioned in relation to charges of disorderly behaviour and criminal damage he told police: "I don't give a f**k".

The incident happened at Donegore Drive in Antrim on July 25 this year.

The court heard the defendant had 122 previous convictions.

Defence barrister Neil Moore said the offences happened when the defendant was on an alcohol "binge".

Johnston was put on Probation for a year with a condition that he attends the "Probation Intensive Supervision Unit'.