Court tells drunk who rolled off car bonnet in Ipswich before swearing at police to pay £250

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

A drunken reveller who rolled of the bonnet of a car, abused police and resisted arrest has been told he must pay a total of £250 in court costs.

The alcohol-fuelled escapade led to Stephen Sugrue, of Main Street, Stratford St Andrew, appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Silent Street, Ipswich, and resisting a police constable.

Prosecutor Emma Howson said the incident occurred at around 1am on May 31 when officers in Ipswich town centre heard a car horn being repeatedly sounded in Silent Street.

After going to investigate they saw Sugrue on the bonnet of a car. Other people who appeared to be with him were present.


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Sugrue was seen to roll off the bonnet and fall on to the ground.

The court heard officers went to arrest him and attempted to put handcuffs on him.

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However, he became abusive, refusing to have the handcuffs put on. He then began shouting and swearing at a police constable.

Mrs Howson said Sugrue had no previous convictions, but was cautioned for resisting police in November 2013.

Magistrates gave him a 12-month conditional discharge. They also ordered him to pay £80 towards prosecution costs, a criminal courts charge of £150 and £15 to the victims’ fund.

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