Court hears man had 'expensive drink' in north Down

Court hears man had 'expensive drink' in north Down

A MAN who was holding a can of beer when he shouted something at a PSNI officer through the window of a police car has admitted breaching a drink bylaw and has been fined £50, has to pay an offender levy of £15 and costs associated with the matter of £122, prompting a judge to say: "That was an expensive drink".

Brendan Campbell (35), of Whitecliff Crescent, Belfast, had the offence detected at Helen's Bay Train Station (main picture) at 8.40pm on August 25 this year.

A defence lawyer said it had been "nothing more than stupidity" as the defendant had been getting a train home from a "friend's house" and knew he shouldn't have been drinking on the streets and wished to apologise.

The case was mentioned at Newtownards Magistrates Court.