DRUNK AND DISORDERLY FORT STREET RESIDENT FINED AFTER THROWING ROAD SIGN

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.

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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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Ben
Ben
13 days ago

He got a bigger fine than that thing that was smashing all them windows how does that work?

Candy Pink
Candy Pink
Reply to  Ben
13 days ago

Because she’s a vulnerable, helpless woman in need of protection and he’s a horrible man. And the law cant be seen to be victimizing a poor defenseless woman or it would mean the law was misogynistic. You’re not allowed to find fault with a woman no matter what she does or it proves you hate women. Don’t forget that women are afraid to walk in the street even in daylight because they don’t feel safe from nasty men who are all dangerous.

-At least that was the sort of thing that was written in here a few days ago so I suppose it must be true.

Nwo
Nwo
13 days ago

Has the right last name eh

Ted
Ted
13 days ago

49 years old? When to some people realise it’s time to grow up?

John
John
Reply to  Ted
13 days ago

Sadly some people never grow up, he should know better

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
13 days ago

sadly, it would seem that Mr Coward has started taking it out on innocent people, for his own failings in his life.

It is not their fault that he is in a downward spiral – he needs to seek help or it will just get worse, until he is locked up, which won’t help either.

Sunshine
Sunshine
13 days ago

Is Mr Coward in full time employment? If not, the fine he was given is being paid by British Tax Payers, us. No consequence for his stupid, inconsiderate, dangerous actions. Given time this bloke will do something ‘stupid’ again and this is by his own admission. If it were funny I would call it a joke, but it’s not.

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