A 23-year-old man has been fined after shoving his own sister into the middle of a road.
Everton Simms, of Ordish Court, Burton, attended Burton Magistrates’ Court yesterday to admit using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards his sister and other family members and friends.
The incident happened when police attended town centre nightclub – Fever, in High Street, on December 2.
Emma Thompson, prosecuting told the court Simms had been ejected out of Fever night club.
Police on the scene noticed he was clearly drunk and complaining that he was missing his jacket. He shouted and swore at his sister to get his jacket.
Mrs Thompson said: “His party managed to coax him away to Worthington Way where he was trying to shrug them off. He also shoved his sister and she fell into the road with stationary traffic.
“He was swearing at his sister to get his coat asking that she gets out of his face. He was swinging and hitting his party on their upper bodies, and continued to be disruptive so was arrested.”
In police interview Simms said he had drunk a large amount of vodka and couldn’t remember pushing his sister into the road.
The court also heard Simms has one previous conviction which landed him with a 12- month conditional discharge in December 2011. The prosecutor added this crime was committed ‘just inside’ that conditional discharge.
Neil O’Driscoll, defending, said: “In interview he said he was completely drunk and doesn’t remember the incident. Thankfully, he didn’t abuse any other members of the public and never actually struck his sister.”
Simms was fined £115, with £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.