Derby man caught trying to urinate in city centre doorway cheekily asks for fine to be reduced

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A drunk Derby man who was caught trying to urinate in a doorway in broad daylight in the city centre cheekily asked a judge if there was any way his fine could be reduced.

Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how Graham Wright stood in the derelict doorway in The Morledge in full view of people buying food from a neighbouring takeaway.

He then began to try to urinate but officers spotted him and found his speech was slurring and he was unsteady on his feet.

Wright, of Mackenzie Street, was arrested, charged and later pleaded guilty to urinating in public.

Defending himself in court, the 33-year-old was asked by District Judge Jonathan Taaffe: “What do you want to say to me about this?”

He replied: “I was drunk but I did not actually urinate although I was going to do it.

“I was just really drunk, mate, it was the anniversary of my mum’s death, I apologise I am really sorry.

“The next day I felt really bad about what I had done.”

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The incident took place at 6.35pm on September 14 and Judge Taaffe fined Wright £100 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Wright said to Judge Taaffe: “That’s £215 and I did not even do it. Can’t you reduce it?”

The judge replied: “No, I can’t reduce it.”