Drunk Buxton pubgoer threatened to urinate while stood at bar

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

A Buxton man was so drunk he threatened to relieve himself while standing at a pub bar, a court heard.

Jeff Wilkinson, 38, had been out drinking after finishing work at midday on April 17, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard.

John Cooper, prosecuting, said Wilkinson was heavily intoxicated as he stood at the bar at the Sun Inn at about 5.40pm. A witness tried to make conversation, but said Wilkinson was quite incoherent and his speech was extremely slurred.

Mr Cooper said as the witness was stood at the bar, Wilkinson said he was going to urinate and exposed himself.

Wilkinson was repeatedly warned to watch his language, before being escorted out of the pub as police arrived.

Wilkinson, who represented himself in court, said: “I honestly don’t remember and apologise if I offended anybody.

“I was obviously drunk and I am very sorry.”

Presiding magistrate Robert Watmough, fining Wilkinson for being drunk and disorderly, said: “We have listened carefully to what had been said and your actions were not acceptable.”

He told the defendant he was lucky not to be facing a far more serious charge of indecent exposure.

Mr Watmough urged Wilkinson to look closely at his drinking habits, after it was noted this was now the defendant’s third offence which had involved drink.

Wilkinson, of Pictor Road, was fined £90 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.