A 49-year-old man from Sandown pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court.
Andrew Coward, of Fort Street, appeared before Magistrates on Tuesday charged with the offence which took place on 1st September on Avenue Road, Sandown.
Magistrates were told that Coward left his home and was seen walking down the road shouting abuse at a female. It was also noted that he was not wearing shoes at the time.
Coward then threw a road sign into the carriageway in front of oncoming traffic before Police arrived – at which point he was promptly arrested.
Defending himself, Coward told the court that he had been trying very hard to stay out of trouble since his last conviction and said:
“I’m out of order sometimes.”
He was fined £40 and ordered to pay £85 in costs alongside a £34 surcharge.
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