A DRUNK man ran out in the road and played chicken with cars, a court heard.

Keiran Allton admitted being drunk and disorderly when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court.

Emily Clewer said Allton's mum began to get concerned for her son before he became aggressive on the night of August 18, and left their home at Moat Crescent in Malvern.

"The defendant phoned 999 wanting to kill himself," the solicitor said.

"He hung up then made a second call.

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"He went out into the road, weaving in and out of traffic, playing chicken with cars, before exposing himself."

The solicitor said police were then called and officers found him in Maybank Road, but he became confrontational with officers, making threats, before he was arrested.

The solicitor added the 20-year-old had one previous conviction for battery in 2017.

A court clerk asked if there was anything Allton, who represented himself, wanted to say to which he replied "I'm sorry."

Allton told the court he was trying to stop drinking, and had started work with Swanswell, the alcohol recovery charity.

Keith Stoke-Smith, chairman of the bench, said: "You had no intention of killing yourself, you wasted police time.

"Your mum is upset (by your behaviour).

"What is the answer? You are getting help now to stop. You should not be using money to buy drink, buy your mother flowers that would be a nice thing to do.

"The police have got more important things to do than dealing with drunken behaviour."

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Allton was fined £40, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32, court costs of £135 - a total of £207.

Allton, who had no outstanding fines to pay, offered for the total amount to be deduced from his benefits - an offer which was accepted by magistrates.

Mr Stoke-Smith added it had been an expensive mistake than Allton should learn from.