A 29-YEAR-OLD man who was trying to get taxi drivers to discuss his extremist views ended up being arrested when he failed to comply with a police request to move on.
Samuel Madden, of Lower Hollin Bank Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Railway Road, Blackburn. He was fined £100 with £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge.
The court heard Madden had a can of beer in his hand when he was trying to engage the taxi drivers in a debate. He took exception when police took the can off him and became abusive.
Jonathan Taylor, defending, said his client realised he had been stupid.
“He didn’t take kindly to having his can taken off him,” said Mr Taylor. “He is a different person when he is in drink.”