Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…
A man dropped his underpants and urinated inside a police van after refusing to accept his boozy night out was over.
Joshua Challis, 28, had drunk 20 pints of lager by the time he was picked up by police after he was ejected from a bar in Lincoln city centre.
Officers took him home to Vine Street but he insisted he didn’t want the party to end.
He took off his top and said: “No-one tells me what to do.”
Police swung the van around and headed towards the police station and Challis urinated on the floor of the vehicle.
Paul Wood, prosecuting at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court, said: “The defendant was ejected from the Mailbox at 10.30pm.
“There had been an altercation with door staff. Police picked him up in their van in order to prevent a breach of the peace and they were kind enough to take him home to Vine Street.
“He made it clear in an assertive fashion that he was going to continue his night out.
“He said: ‘No-one tells me what to do.’ and he took off his shirt.
“The police took him back into town in the van, during which he took down his underpants and urinated on the floor of the van which needed cleaning up.
“The defendant has no recollection of the incident as he had had 20 pints of lager.”
Challis, a window manufacturer who owes the court more than £1,280 in fines from previous offences, admitted being drunk and disorderly in Vine Street and criminal damage to a Lincolnshire Police van on May 25.
Tony Freitas, in mitigation, said: “He knows now in hindsight that the officers were only being kind to him in offering to take him home.
“He accepts his actions were childish and immature. It was a stupid act that could easily have been avoided.”
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The court heard Challis has voluntarily attended Addaction and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Chairman of the bench Sarah Jennings told Challis: “You really cannot behave like this.
“It is childish. I understand you have an alcohol problem and are seeking help.
“But you cannot say: ‘I was drunk and peed in a police van.’.”
Challis was fined £280 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victims’ surcharge.
He was also told to pay the police £50 compensation.