Drunken menace - Nuneaton man jailed after string of incidents in town centre - The Coventry Observer

Drunken menace - Nuneaton man jailed after string of incidents in town centre

Coventry Editorial 27th Feb, 2024   0

A MAN has been jailed after a series of drunken incidents in Nuneaton.

Daniel Jones, 28, was charged with criminal damage, threatening and abusive behaviour, assaulting a police officer, obstructing a police officer, being drunk and disorderly in public and breaching bail conditions.

Jones received 16 weeks behind bars and was handed a £40 fine when he appeared at Coventry Magistrates Court.

The charges stem from two separate incidents – in the first around 9.30pm on January 19, police received reports of Jones causing disturbances at local pubs in Nuneaton while heavily intoxicated.

He was found in a drunken state and holding a crate of beer.

Police offered to help Jones but he refused to co-operate and tried to escape. He was arrested and taken into custody.

In the second incident, around 11.30pm on January 26, Jones caused a commotion outside a pub on Stratford Street in Nuneaton town centre and directed homophobic abuse at officers and resisted arrest.

Jones tried to start fights with members of the public, threw objects, and resisted police officers’ when they tried to restrain him.

In interviews following his arrest, Jones admitted to consuming an excessive amount of alcohol, stating he struggled to handle large quantities of drink.

Investigating officer PC Marshall said: “It’s clear that Jones shows signs of being a problem drinker, and we’re hoping that 16 weeks of enforced sobriety in a cell will go a long way towards rehabilitating his attitude towards alcohol.

“Alcohol didn’t break the chair, kick the officer, or shout slurs in the street – Jones did.”

“It’s not acceptable that Jones lashed out at officers trying to do their duty, and it’s not acceptable that he threatened and abused members of staff and the public.”


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