A MAN standing near police officers who were called to a road traffic collision in Ballymena asked what they were looking at and when spoken to said "Kiss my a*s," a prosecutor told the town's Magistrates Court.
William Conner (59), of Moatview Court, Ballymena, was sentenced in relation to being disorderly in June this year.
The prosecutor said the defendant had been swearing and asking police what they were looking at and what they were they going to do.
When police spoke with him he was intoxicated and when he was told to stop swearing as his behaviour was disorderly he responded by saying: "Kiss my a*s".
He continued to swear and was further warned before being arrested, the court was told.
Defence solicitor Stewart Ballentine said the defendant wished to apologise.
The lawyer said the defendant "doesn't normally drink" but had attended the wake of a close friend and had "some alcohol" which had mixed with "medication".
The defendant was fined £200.