A man who attempted to headbutt a police officer after being arrested for riding a motorcycle while more than double the drink drive limit was yesterday jailed for four months.
Kris Redfern was spotted revving up his bike on a quiet Lossiemouth street at 4am on October 7 last year and was told to quieten down by locals.
The 29-year-old appeared confused when he was confronted and dropped the motorcycle on the ground before leaving the scene with it.
Police were soon contacted and traced Redfern turning in with his bike from Boyd Anderson Drive to Fairisle Place and parking it up.
When they approached, Redfern refused to take a breath test and was arrested.
Depute Fiscal Alex Swain told Elgin Sheriff Court that Redfern began to act aggressively when transported to the station and attempted to headbutt a police officer.
She said: “His behaviour in custody was described as irate and intimidating towards officers.
“When the drink drive procedure commenced there were complications with the machine in Elgin and the accused was then transferred to Forres where he was found to have 53mg of alcohol in his breath.
“Whilst in custody he was making threats and was abusive towards officers and attempted to headbutt PC Clark.”
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Redfern, of Park Street, Hopeman, was also searched and found to have a bag containing 0.7g of cocaine in it.
Defence solicitor Robert Cruickshank claimed that his client had not been riding the motorbike while drunk but instead had been walking with it.
He said: “Although the engine was running, the bike was not capable of engaging the gear but whether someone is just pushing the bike or not, it is still sufficient to constitute this crime.
“He was clearly under the influence of something and has been remanded in custody since March 22 and was sentenced to eight months imprisonment in Stornoway.”
Redfern pled guilty to drink driving, assaulting a police officer and possessing drugs.
Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald banned Redfern from driving for one year and sentenced him to four months in prison due to his history of offending.
Redfern was also fined £1,000 but refused to pay, leading to another 28 days imprisonment.