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Drunk who threatened police in Inverness told 'you will kill yourself' with drinking


By Ali Morrison

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Police officers who arrested a drunk man outside an Inverness pub were threatened by him, despite the fact he couldn’t stand.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that 37-year-old Craig McTaggart of High Street, Inverness, was “highly intoxicated” outside the Glenalbyn Bar in the city’s Huntly Street on August 7 this year.

Fiscal depute Pauline Gair said that an ambulance was called for paramedics to check him over and then the decision was made to take him into custody for his own welfare.

He then made threats towards the officers.

The court heard that McTaggart was out on licence from a previous prison sentence and had since been recalled to complete it.

After placing him under 18 months of social work supervision, Sheriff Sara Matheson said: “You are 37 now and you need to get a grip.

“You will kill yourself if you keep drinking like this.”

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