County Down man told police at station: 'I woke up in here this morning and don't know why I am here'

County Down man told police at station: 'I woke up in here this morning and don't know why I am here'

A COMBER man who has pleaded guilty to being disorderly in the town and possessing Diazepam has received a four months prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Andrew Ernest Boal (41), of Cherryvalley Crescent, committed offences on August 26 last year.

At Newtownards Magistrates Court a prosecutor said police were called to a report of a drunk male causing a disturbance at 3am.

Officers spoke to the defendant at a property and he was "aggressive" and "squaring up" to police.

Outside, he was "volatile" and shouting and swearing and moved towards a police officer in a "threatening manner".

Diazepam tablets were found in the pocket of his shorts.

When interviewed at a police station he said couldn't remember what happened as he was drunk and said: "I woke up in here this morning and don't know why I am here".

The court heard the defendant had a previous record.

A defence lawyer said the defendant was "extremely intoxicated".

As well as the suspended jail term the defendant was fined £200 for the drugs offence.