No memory of being drunk and disorderly

Police who rushed a prisoner to hospital after they could not wake him in his cell were told he was just drunk, High Peak magistrates heard on Monday.

David Craig Morrison, 29, of West Road, admitted being drunk and disorderly and urinating in public.

John Cooper, prosecuting, said police were called to reports of a fight on September 16. When they arrived they saw the defendant wearing no top or shoes and extremely drunk.

“He kept on swearing and then urinated in the street in front of the officer after being told not to,” said Mr Cooper.

Later police struggled to rouse Morrison in his cell so took him to hospital. He was said to be fine – just extremely drunk.

Morrison, a student, who was not represented apologised for his behaviour. “Over the last three years I have made a big effort to change my life around. I got very drunk that night and can’t remember my actions, but I take full responsibility for them.”

Morrison, was conditionally discharged for 18 months. He must pay £85 costs.