A MAN who shouted abuse at police officers has been jailed for three months.

Andrew Foy, of Ashton View in Dumbarton, previously pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing towards police officers, as well as resisting arrest by struggling violently and failing to desist.

The 37-year-old appeared from custody at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Wednesday, March 6, for sentencing.

Fiscal depute Sarah Healing told the court: “During the course of the evening of January 22, police officers at the property were dealing with other matters. They had cause to place him under arrest and he began shouting and swearing at them.

“He shouted: ‘I can’t believe you’re lifting me, you fat ugly cow,’ and other comments. He was taken to Clydebank police office and detained in custody.”

Foy also appeared for sentencing for another matter committed during September last year.

He was caught driving a motor vehicle whilst disqualified on Heather Avenue.

Sheriff William Gallacher questioned why the matter had not been to court at the time and fiscal depute Sarah Healing replied: “It was not until January 2019 he was brought before the court. There’s no explanation for the delay.”

Defence solicitor Tom Brown said Foy was released for reports to be compiled, and was attending meetings with Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA).

Mr Brown explained: “It was a decent report, and I obtained a report from DACA saying the same thing. He’s engaging with them properly.”

Sheriff William Gallacher told Foy: “Your behaviour on January 22 was not the worst, but you caused disruption. Your record of 2018 shows repeat offending. I’m not satisfied with anything other than a custodial sentence.”

Foy was given three months in prison, backdated to January 25, for the abuse, and 150 hours of unpaid work for the driving offence.