Mixing booze and pills caused man to lash out

MIXING alcohol and painkillers caused a man to shout aggressively and lash out at a door, a court was told last week.

Wayneford Towells described his behaviour as ‘stupid’ when he appeared before Boston magistrates on Wednesday, and said simply that he should not have been drinking with the tablets he was taking when he stayed at the town’s Premier Inn on May 17.

The 34-year-old, from Rochdale, admitted using threatening words and behaviour to cause harrassment, alarm and distress.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said Howells had been working on the site and was drinking in the Burton House pub, on Wainfleet Road. He was removed from the pub twice by other men as he was being aggressive and shouting, but then was seen in the car park kicking the reception door of the nearly Premier Inn, and shouting ‘I’m going to break my way in’.

The prosecutor added that in interview, Howells said he didn’t remember anything, as he had consumed three beers and three vodkas while taking painkillers and anti-depressants.

Howells, who was not defended by a solicitor, told the magistrates: “I have got a lot of problems at the minute. I shouldn’t have been having the beer with the tablets I was taking.”

Magistrates gave him a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered him to pay £85 costs.