An alcoholic who missed an alcohol treatment appointment ordered by a court in Plymouth has been jailed for not attending an appointment because he was in the pub.
The 54 year old man, who was initially spared a twelve-month jailed sentence on the condition he attended an Alcohol Treatment Programme for six months, was ordered to appear before magistrates after missing or being late for four appointments at the treatment centre.
The court in Plymouth heard that on one occasion he did not turn up because: “he was on the way to the pub”.
The prosecutor added: “The view of the service is that he fails to take responsibility for his offence and there is no evidence he is reducing his drinking.”
As well as four months in custody, the man was also banned from driving for five years.