It started as cold turkey... but it ended up in a cell
Hamish Hutchinson • Published 13 Jul 2012 10:00
A MUSIC lover swapped his prescribed medication for booze as a dry run for T in the Park and ended up in a police cell.
George Hutchison (30) stopped taking antabuse - a drug used to treat alcoholism - and started drinking the night before the Balado music festival.
However, his little experiment took a turn for the worst when he was thrown out of his uncle's home for being abusive, and locked up.
He woke up the next day to find himself in a police cell.
Hutchison, of Pine Grove, Alloa, appeared from custody at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday where he was fined £100 by Sheriff David Mackie.
He admitted behaving in a threatening and abusive manner, shouting, swearing and uttering threats of violence, at Pearson View in Sauchie on 4 July.
Fiscal depute Sue Ruta told the court that police officers attended at the address in Sauchie last Wednesday about 11pm.
The call came after paramedics reported "a violent male hallucinating".
She said, "Police attended and found the accused lying on the couch under the influence of drink or drugs. The person in the flat said he didn't want him to be there and move on. The officers told him they would give him a lift home.
"The accused responded by repeatedly threatening the police; telling them to 'f*** off', calling them p****s and threatening to bite their eyes out. Because of his demeanour he was arrested."
George Higgins, defending, described it as the "first of the T in the Park cases" to call this year.
He said Hutchison bought a ticket for the popular three day music festival held at the weekend.
Mr Higgins said, "He was taking
antabuse and decided to stop taking it and start taking drink to see how he was
getting on. The answer is not very well. He started taking whisky and woke up in a police cell."
He said his client planned to begin taking his medication again and sell the ticket.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 11 Jul 12
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