An Angus man who argued with his mother over a TV’s volume while he was under the influence of legal highs was jailed at Forfar Sheriff Court.
After police turned up at the door of Arbroath man Steven Conboy he racially abused a police officer.
Conboy of Leonard Street, admitted making the expletive filled anti-Semetic comment on February 22 at an address in Weavers Close, Arbroath, while on bail.
Conboy’s mother called the police after her 28-year-old son refused to turn the television down in the middle of the night.
Depute fiscal Jill Drummond said: “The accused was in his bedroom in an intoxicated state due to alcohol and legal highs and he was watching television at an excessive level.
“His mother asked him to turn the volume down and the accused refused.
“At 4am his mother asked him again to turn the volume down and the accused became visibly upset at his mother entering his bedroom.
“He threw a plate on the floor which broke. His mother reported the matter to police.
“Police found the accused in his bedroom in an intoxicated and upset state.”
He then made the racist comment to one of the officers and was subsequently arrested.
Defence agent Bob Bruce said his client had difficulties with alcohol and on the day in question had consumed a three-litre bottle of cider, a bottle of vodka and a bottle of whisky.
“If you asked him to explain the Jewish remark he wouldn’t be able to give you one sentence about the Jewish religion. He thinks it was banter.”
Sheriff Gregor Murray told Conboy: “You have a number of previous convictions for making racial remarks in the past” and jailed him for 100 days.