An Angus man who soiled himself in front of police after claiming his “rat” mother had spiked his drink with Valium has been sent to jail.
Alistair Ferrier was arrested after battering on the door of his mother’s Arbroath house the morning after a drinking session with her, shouting obscenities.
Forfar Sheriff Court heard the shouting was overheard by witnesses and police were called to the Dishlandtown Street property just before 8.30am.
Police found the 38-year-old in an “agitated” state and he was told to calm down by officers. He told them about the dispute and said he had been affected by it to the extent he had defecated himself.
Depute fiscal Matthew Kerr said: “He was led to a marked police vehicle and continued to shout loudly and aggressively towards his mother.
Ferrier told the woman: “You got me another nine months, you f****** rat.”
He continued to shout and swear throughout the journey to Dundee police headquarters, demanding he be taken to a minor injury unit, the court heard.
The accused also threatened to attack officers. After they stopped the police van near the A92 and attempted to enter the back of the vehicle he stood and faced them in a challenging manner with his fists clenched.
He was eventually taken into the custody area at around 11am but was not formally charged at that time.
Appearing from custody, Ferrier, of Townhead Road, Arbroath admitted behaving in a threatening manner at Dishlandtown Street, Arbroath on March 9 this year and in a police vehicle en route to Dundee by shouting, swearing and making offensive remarks to police. He also pled guilty to resisting arrest.
Ferrier’s solicitor Angela McLardy said the incident happened the morning after her client had spent time with his mother.
“His position is that she put Valium in his drink, unknown to him.
“He does go on to say that he is disgusted by his behaviour and actually embarrassed about what he did,” the solicitor added.
“He certainly stresses that there won’t be any repetition of this behaviour.”
Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown jailed Ferrier for eight weeks.