Drinker failing to learn his lesson

PUBLISHED: 14:24 28 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:35 04 May 2010

A DRUNK who had to be held up by an off-duty police officer was aggressive and abusive when offered a lift home in a police van. Romalidis Povilaitis shouted and swore, and continued to be aggressive when he was cautioned. Appearing at Ely courthouse on T

A DRUNK who had to be held up by an off-duty police officer was aggressive and abusive when offered a lift home in a police van.

Romalidis Povilaitis shouted and swore, and continued to be aggressive when he was cautioned.

Appearing at Ely courthouse on Thursday, 51-year-old Polilaitis, of Norfolk Road, Ely, admitted being drunk and disorderly near his home on June 18.

He told the court: "I am guilty, that is all I can say, I can't explain anything."

Magistrates were told that Povilaitis was already subject to a six-month supervision order with the probation service, and was in touch with Drinksense.

After hearing that Povilaitis had previous convictions for drink-related matters, presiding magistrate Hamish Ross told him: "We are very concerned there is a pattern relating to drink and your unacceptable disorderly behaviour.

"You are in touch with Drinksense, but it is not working, you are not learning the lesson."

Povilaitis was fined £300, and must pay £60 costs and a £15 surcharge.


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