Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Search

Shirtless drunk walked towards traffic, ‘chanting and foaming at mouth’

Norwich Road, Ipswich  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Norwich Road, Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Archant

A Felixstowe man has been fined for ‘celebrating’ the end of a night shift by getting so drunk he stripped to the waist and walked into traffic.

A shirtless Minvydas Jusaitis was reported to police for attempting to hit people with the belt of his trousers while swaying along Norwich Road, in Ipswich, chanting and foaming at the mouth, on the morning of Saturday, September 15.

Police officers arrived at the scene to observe the 37-year-old stumbling towards oncoming traffic and waving his belt around his head.

The officers described the man they saw as “out of control”, foaming at the mouth and chanting.

Suffolk Magistrates’ Court heard how Jusaitis, of Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, was so unsteady on his feet that he needed to be supported by one officer as he was arrested and placed in handcuffs by another.

When cautioned by police at the scene, Jusaitis continued chanting and began uttering slurred obscenities at the officers, who said it was clear he was highly intoxicated.

Jusaitis admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place – an offence for which he had already been convicted on six occasions between 2012 and 2016, according to the prosecution service.

He was also convicted of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour an offence under section five of the Public Order Act on three occasion in the previous three years, between 2008 and 2011.

Magistrates heard that his criminal record in the UK included a total of 13 convictions for 18 offences.

Representing himself at court in Ipswich, Lithuanian-born Jusaitis told magistrates: “I had just finished a night shift and started to celebrate.

“I drank too much.

“Sometimes I go three or four months without drinking, and sometimes I drink too much.

“I didn’t try to hit anyone with the belt.

“Maybe I said bad things to the police officers but I never tried to harm anyone.”

Magistrates fined Jusaitis £500 for being drunk and disorderly in public.

He was also ordered to pay £85 towards to the cost of prosecution and a £30 statutory surcharge towards victim services.

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of an immigration offence in Ipswich.

The family of a brutally murdered Ipswich woman have made an impassioned plea for help in finally bringing her killer to justice, 25 years on.

A police employee has been ordered to repay almost £1,700 in fraudulent expenses claims.

Worried neighbours in an Ipswich street claim brazen drug dealing is taking place in front of children returning home from school.

There is good news for bargain hunters in Stowmarket as a discount store bids to make a return to the town.

David Button will lead by example as he joins more than 400 fundraisers to brave the wintry weather on Christmas morning and run into the sea at Felixstowe.

A ground-breaking tech company that recently relocated from Cambridge to Suffolk has been working with University of Essex researchers on technology designed to make our online data safer.

From its ‘Go Bananas’ HQ in Bury St Edmunds, this forest advanture company now employs more than 1,000 people across the UK and the US.

Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with incidents of stalking in the Norwich Road area of Ipswich.

Families on the Ravenswood estate have spoken of their disappointment after it was announced Rudolph and Santa won’t be passing through their streets this year.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24