Drunk and disorderly charge

‘EVERYTHING was getting on top of me’.

That was the defence offered by Christopher Skinner after he admitted being drunk and disorderly outside Boston Police Station.

The 22-year-old claimed he had been under a lot of pressure because of problems with his family and his ex-girlfriend and it had resulted in him getting involved in an argument with his father on June 8.

At Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, magistrates were told that police saw Skinner, of White Loaf Hall Lane in Freiston, having a heated argument with his dad and kicking and attacking the silver Mercedes he had been driving.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, told the court the officers sent him home after trying to calm him down and noticing he was in drink, but he was seen again later, which was when he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

Skinner, who was not represented by a solicitor, said: “I was very distressed that day and I admit I was being a bit out of order. A lot of things were going on at the time.”

Magistrates fined him £60 and ordered him to pay £50 towards costs and a £15 victim surcharge.