Man who flashed at police: 'I was stoned out of my head'
Published 19/07/2013 | 00:00
A man who exposed himself to police during an outdoor drinking incident was "stoned out of his head", a court has heard.
Robert John Stewart winded an officer before running onto a beach at Belfast Lough and dropping his shorts twice on June 7.
Stewart, of Glencoole House, Newtownabbey, was fined a total of £600 after admitting indecent behaviour and assault on police.
Belfast Magistrates Court was told he intervened as police dealt with a group of youths drinking at Hazelbank Park, Newtownabbey.
Stewart shoved an officer in the chest and then shouted abuse at police, before he ran towards a beach area and exposed himself, a prosecutor said.
Following his arrest Stewart stated: "I was stoned out of my head."
A defence lawyer said: "It was a drunken episode. He ended up stripped in Belfast Lough and you heard how he misbehaved."
District Judge Dunlop imposed fines of £300 for each offence.