A MAN found walking naked along a dual carriageway told police he was “taking one for the lads” after a bet.
Wayne Anthony Lloyd, of High Street, Caergwrle, was told his actions had been dangerous and silly.
Police found the 27-year-old completely naked on the busy A483 carrying his clothes, prosecutor David Boycott told magistrates.
He was taken into a police vehicle and driven to safety – away from cars going past at speed.
Lloyd told police he was “taking one for the lads” and it was a bet.
His speech was slurred and he smelt of alcohol, Mr Boycott said.
At Wrexham Magistrates Court, Lloyd was given a 12-month conditional discharge.
He was also ordered to pay costs of £120 together with a £15 surcharge.
At an earlier court appearance he had denied a charge of being drunk and disorderly – but he changed his plea to guilty on Friday.
The court heard the offence took place on December 8 on the A483 northbound, near the Gresford junction turn off.
Police were called at about 6.10am after the receiving a report of a man walking naked on the road.
Paul Abraham, defending, said Lloyd had changed his plea due to a recent court case showing public nudity can amount to disorderly conduct.
Mr Abraham stressed his client had been on the hard shoulder of the A483 and was not in the road itself.
He had not interfered with traffic.
The offence had taken place early in the morning during darkness.
Mr Abraham stressed his client was not “roaring drunk”.