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

PUBLISHED: 11:23 23 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:23 23 June 2015

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court


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.

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.

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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