A MAN who had wanted to spend time with his partner and children on Christmas Day turned up at her home drunk that night.
Police were called and Richard Thomas Unwin, 25, was given a lift by the police from Ewloe back to Buckley.
But when he arrived back in Buckley he became argumentative with officers and ended up being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.
Unwin, of Powell Road, Buckley, admitted being drunk and disorderly, which put him in breach of a conditional discharge for a previous offence of damaging a gate.
He was placed on a six-month community order, and told to complete a 10-session alcohol workbook programme run by the probation service. Unwin was also fined £60 with £105 costs.
Matthew Ellis, prosecuting, told Flintshire magistrates police were called to Yowley’s Drive, Ewloe, on Christmas night.
It was the address of Unwin’s partner and he had been shouting abuse at the window.
She would not let him in because he had been drinking.
Police arrived, she told them she was concerned he would return, and when he was seen walking back towards the address he said he wanted to spend Christmas night there.
Police told him he was not welcome and they gave him a lift back to his mother’s address in Buckley.
But when told not to return to Ewloe until the following day when he was sober, he became aggressive and told police they were out of order because he had not done anything.
He was told to watch his language and to go to his mother’s address but he continued to give officers verbal abuse and when he raised his hand aggressively he was physically restrained and arrested for being drunk and disorderly.
Phillip Lloyd Jones, defending, said Unwin and the complainant had children, he had anticipated spending Christmas Day with the family but that was not the case.
He had a bottle of wine and some five pints and when he returned to the house Christmas night he caused a nuisance.
Unwin was a binge drinker, once he started he did not know when to stop, said Mr Lloyd Jones.
Unwin had recently obtained employment as a part-time loader.