A MAN was arrested for shouting abuse while barefoot and drunk in the middle of a residential street in Chester, a court heard.

Maxim Borys, 42, had become embroiled in an argument with his girlfriend and took exception to another man joining in the dispute.

Chester Magistrates Court heard that police officers were twice called out to his address on Dinas Close on February 21 this year.

On the first occasion they managed to calm the situation but the second time they arrived to see Borys “barefoot in the middle of the road, shouting and being abusive”.

Clearly drunk and with glazed eyes, he refused to calm down and was arrested and taken to Blacon police station. He later pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

The court heard the defendant has five previous convictions for eight offences, including one of assaulting a police officer and one racially aggravated matter.

Borys, who represented himself in court, told magistrates: “It was just an argument.”

He was handed a conditional discharge and must pay £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.