Grantham court: Teenager tried to bite and spit at officers after drinking 12 pints

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A drunk teenager attempted to bite and spit at police officers outside a club.

Josh Garner, 18, of Tanners Lane, Corby Glen, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place and obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty on January 18.

Prosecuting, Marie Stace said officers saw Garner shouting and swearing outside the Late Bar and Venue in Bourne at 2.45am. He was drunk and was trying to re-enter the club. He was aggressive and abusive and refused to leave the area.

Miss Stace said Garner continued to shout and swear and told the officers to “taser him”. He tried to bite and spit at the officers, she said.

In a police interview, Garner said he had drunk 12 to 13 pints of beer that night. He denied being rejected from the club and was just trying to make his way home when he was stopped by police.

Defending, Jane Bauer said Garner was out with a group of friends that night. He had a lot to drink and was not in full control of himself. The club was closing and everybody was asked to leave.

Garner accepted things got out of hand and he shouted and swore at the officers. Miss Stace said: “He regrets his behaviour which he accepts was inappropriate.”

Garner was fined £165 for obstructing the police and was ordered to pay £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.

No separate penalty was made for the drunk and disorderly offence.