A MAN has branded himself an 'idiot' after a drunken argument ended up with his arrest in Hereford.

Scott Dean admitted being drunk and disorderly when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Police had come across Dean and a woman arguing in Hereford's Widemarsh Street at 8.45pm on October 18, prosecutor Mark Hambling told the court.

Officers said Dean, who was unsteady on his feet and clearly upset, was acting in a slightly aggressive manner towards them, clenching his fists, smacking his chest, and verbally abusing them.

Dean, who Mr Hambling said has "considerable previous convictions", was asked to calm down but did not, and was arrested after a struggle with officers.


Speaking on his own behalf, 32-year-old Dean said it had just been a drunken mistake which escalated.

"I felt intimidated by the officers," he said.

"I do not like being threatened by men. Three female officers tried to calm me down and asked me to leave, and next thing more officers turned up. I had been drinking and just acted like an idiot. I am sorry."

Dean, of Wye Street, Hereford, was fined £60 and ordered to pay costs of £135 and a £34 victim surcharge.