A drunk assaulted a driver after disrupting traffic in Strathaven with his bizarre antics.
Kieran Welsh then spat at a civilian worker while being held at Motherwell police station.
Welsh, 24, of Kirk Street, Strathaven, appeared from custody via videolink at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week.
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He admitted threatening or abusive behaviour in Kirk Street on July 7.
Welsh also admitted assaulting a male motorist and a police station custody officer.
Neil Thomson, prosecuting, said Welsh was seen staggering on to the road about 3.15pm.
The fiscal stated: “[The motorist] braked and sounded his horn as the accused was blocking traffic.
“But Welsh staggered towards the stationary vehicle and slammed his hands repeatedly on the bonnet.
“He was shouting and being aggressive. He then moved to the front nearside and put his head through the open window.
“A strong smell of alcohol was noted and Welsh began shouting and swearing at the driver.
“He grabbed some plastic bottles from the passenger seat and threw them at [the man], and spat at him but didn’t make contact.
“Welsh then lunged at him and there was an exchange of words before relatives of the accused appeared on the scene and took him away.
“Later, after being arrested, Welsh spat on a civilian worker’s arm at Motherwell police station.”
Sheriff Liam Murphy told Welsh spitting at people during a pandemic was “deplorable”.
He added: “Given the nature of these offences and your record, there is no alternative to a custodial sentence.”
Welsh was jailed for 12 months, but this was backdated to July as he had been in custody since his arrest, meaning he was likely to be released immediately.
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