Drunk counts cost of behaviour

A DRUNKEN man is counting the cost of his behaviour today after he refused to leave an Ipswich pub.Matthew Irvine, 23, admitted drunken disorderly behaviour after a post work drinking session at the Thomas Eldred Public House on Cedarcroft Road, Ipswich.

A DRUNKEN man is counting the cost of his behaviour today after he refused to leave an Ipswich pub.

Matthew Irvine, 23, admitted drunken disorderly behaviour after a post work drinking session at the Thomas Eldred Public House on Cedarcroft Road, Ipswich.

Police attended the pub they received a call from the landlord wanting help in ejecting Mr Irvine for his behaviour, said prosecutor Sandra Dyer at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

The court heard officers repeatedly asked Irvine to leave.

Ms Dyer said: "He had a swollen left cheek and his eyes were glazed. When he left the car park he was hardly able to walk."

The self-employed block paver was arrested after he crossed the road and lay on the grass. The incident happened on October 3.

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Representing himself Mr Irvine, of Macaulay Road, Ipswich, said: "It's all true. I had two much to drink.

"I got home from work early then went to the pub and stayed there."

Irvine was fined £50 and ordered to pay £50 towards prosecution costs.

Bench chairman Patrick Oudkerk told him: "Such behaviour cannot be excused in any way particularly when police are doing their job."

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