A man who was caught short in the city centre grabbed a police officer around the throat when he tried to issue him with a fixed penalty.
Grant Allan, 33, was spotted urinating in the street in Shiprow on May 6.
He stopped when he was approached by an officer, but when another attempted to hand him a ticket, Allan – who is deaf – lost his temper.
Depute fiscal Colin Neilson told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “At around 3.25am, police were at a hotel in Shiprow. The accused was seen and he appeared to be drunk. He then unbuttoned his trousers and proceeded to urinate. A police constable waved her arms at him, advising him not to do so. She was ignored.
“The police constable again advised him to stop, and he eventually did. They issued him with a fixed penalty notice. He stated that he understood, stating he could lip read.
“They attempted to give him a ticket, but he started flailing his arms around in an aggressive manner.”
Mr Neilson added: “He was restrained on the ground. He continued to lash out with his arms and legs.
“The accused wrapped both his arms around a constable’s neck, who was restricted in his breathing.”
Allan, of Ferryhill Place, Aberdeen, pleaded guilty to urinating in public, behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Defence agent John Hardie told Sheriff Malcolm Garden: “He was involved in a road traffic accident as a young child, resulting in his deafness. In April of this year, he was faced with a number of setbacks and he was on anti-depressants. He also had the bereavement of losing his uncle.
“He had been drinking in the city centre and unfortunately he had forgotten to take his medication. “He apologised to the officers. The whole experience has been frightening for him. He is normally an extremely peaceful person.”
The sheriff told Allan: “I’ll deal with this by way of a financial penalty because you are a first offender.” Allan was fined £430.