A MAN was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in Solihull, just hours after appearing in court on the same charge.
Paul Harris, of Henbury Road, Acocks Green, was hauled in front of Solihull Magistrates Court on October 11 for drunk and disorderly conduct in the borough.
But that very evening, the 27-year-old was seen placing traffic cones along Lode Lane and was arrested and charged once again for being drunk and disorderly.
When he appeared at court for the second time, on October 25, Harris admitted; “I must have a drink problem.”
Chair of the Bench, Mrs P Taylor, told Harris it was high time he dealt with the situation.
“You haven’t really taken on any responsibility yet,” she told him.
“The rest of the local community is really quite sick of it.
“As you career towards 30, it is time you assessed things before it gets any worse.
“Before it careers into the abyss.
“Putting cones in the middle of the road is a dangerous thing to do.”
Harris was ordered to pay fines and court costs of £200.