Man admits drunk and disorderly behaviour

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A RIPLEY man ended up in court following an early morning street bust-up with his girlfriend.

Police were called at 3am on December 12 by a witness reporting a man and a woman fighting in Porterhouse Road.

An officer saw a woman walking away from Joseph Jones, who asked him what he wanted and began “bouncing around” aggressively.

“He said: ‘Nothing’s wrong. We haven’t called you. We don’t need you. Go away’,” Becky Mahon, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates.

Jones then walked up to the woman, put his head up against hers, and said to her: “Don’t you dare get me arrested.”

The officer stepped between them and gently pushed Jones away from the distressed woman, said Ms Mahon.

He was arrested when he again tried to reach her and he struggled before two people working on a milk round helped the officer to detain him.

Jones, 22, of Peasehill Road, admitted drunk and disorderly behaviour.

He had previous convictions for a similar offence and assault and had been locked up in the past, the court heard.

Presiding magistrate David Sobjak fined him £115, with £85 costs, saying: “We all deserve to live in a place that’s peaceful and quiet.”

Jones told the court: “I don’t know what to say really. I didn’t need police assistance. They came and violated the situation and made it a lot worse.

“I was getting my key off my girlfriend and then I would have walked home. I apologise for my actions.”