AN ABUSIVE drunk called police officers “pigs” before smearing his blood all over a police van, a court heard.
Peter Woosey, 23, then told officers to take him to a mental health hospital because he would be able to claim disability living allowance (DLA), telling them he would be “laughing”.
West Cheshire Magistrates Court was told Woosey, of Fairford Road in Lache, had been arrested following a disturbance at his father’s home in Lache.
Amanda Roberts, prosecuting, said neighbours had called the police but when officers arrived they could see any signs of a disturbance.
Officers knocked on the house and Woosey’s father answered.
He was visibly shaking and there was blood on the floor of the hall.
Ms Roberts said the police went into the house and found a clearly drunk Woosey in the lounge with cuts to his hand and blood on the floor.
She said he began shouting and screaming at police when they entered the room, swearing repeatedly and calling them “pigs”.
Ms Roberts said he asked to be taken to Bowmere Hospital, telling officers: “I will get DLA and be laughing”.
Woosey told police he had cut his right hand “in town” and began shouting out the open window of the lounge.
Officers arrested him for breaching the peace and put him in a police van, but he then began smearing his blood on the inside of the windows and doors of the van and carried on swearing and insulting police despite being told to stop.
Stephen Ferns, defending, said he would question why the police took Woosey to Blacon Police Station instead of the hospital when it was obvious he was “bleeding profusely”.
Mr Ferns said: “He clearly had a significant injury to his right hand.
“After he was released by the police he went to the Countess and had a number of injections and stitches.”
Mr Ferns said Woosey had pleaded guilty to using threatening words and behaviour towards police and criminal damage of a police van at the earliest opportunity.
He said his client was acting out of character because of the pain of his injury and because he was drunk.
Magistrates fined Woosey £85 and told him he must pay £20 costs and £20 victim surcharge. He was not ordered to pay any compensation for the damaging the police van.