Man found collapsed in phone box
By Somerset Standard | Friday, August 16, 2013, 10:00
A MAN who collapsed in the street after a drinking session in Frome town centre became violent towards paramedics and the police who tried to help him.
When an ambulance was called a second time to deal with Scott Robert Wood the crew recognised him as the man they had dealt with earlier who they had left because he was drunk and difficult.
When the police tried to rouse him he staggered off and when he was found soon after slumped in a doorway he started swearing at the officers.
Wood, 24, of The Butts, Frome, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress during the incident on July 13 when he appeared before Somerset Magistrates at Yeovil.
Prosecutor Julyan Stephens said that police were on duty in Bath Street at 2.15am when they found a man collapsed in a telephone box.
"He smelt of drink and they tried to rouse him but failed and when paramedics were called they recognised him as a person they had dealt with an hour earlier and he was drunk and difficult then so they left him," he said.
"Once he had been roused he staggered off and was then found collapsed in a doorway and started to swear at the police. He was told to calm down but did not and was then arrested but then became very violent and it took four officers to restrain him."
Wood did not make any comment when he was before the court and was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.