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Sheriff hopes 'unpleasant experience' is a lesson for Inverness man

By Ali Morrison

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Sheriff Gary Aitken heard the case at Inverness Sheriff Court.
Sheriff Gary Aitken heard the case at Inverness Sheriff Court.

A warehouse operative drank more than he usually did on a night out in Inverness and got himself arrested.

But Inverness Sheriff Court heard that 24-year-old Ryan Morrison, of Castle Street, Inverness now drank even less because of his first offence.

Sheriff Gary Aitken was told that on December 11, 2021, Morrison was in Inverness High Street at about 3.15am shouting, swearing and challenging people to fight.

He admitted conducting himself in a disorderly manner.

Fiscal depute David Morton said: "The attention of the police was drawn to him because he was acting aggressively and jumping around.

"He was asked to calm down but he didn't, was arrested and then struggled with police officers."

Defence solicitor John MacColl said: "He was drunk and does not remember much of this and offers his apologies.

"He didn't drink much before but drinks even less now. This was out of character."

Fining Morrison £340, Sheriff Aitken told him: "I hope this unpleasant experience is a lesson for you when you drink more than you should."

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