21-year-old spared jail after he left the house while drunk.
A MAN found himself in court on Christmas Eve facing a possible prison sentence - because he left the house while drunk.
Ryan Kelvin Seaman, 21, of Maes y Dre in Mold was arrested after police received reports of a man staring at an address in Hazel Grove.
Officers arrived and found that Seaman was drunk which put him in breach of his criminal behaviour order.
To make matters worse that put him in breach of a previous suspended prison sentence.
But at a special Christmas Eve sitting of north East Wales Magistrates' Court at Mold magistrates described it as a minor breach and said they would not activate the suspended sentence.
Seaman was placed on a three-month tagged curfew to ensure he remains indoors between 7pm and 7am.
Prosecutor Justin Espie said that at 5.30 a.m. on Christmas Eve police received a report of a man staring at an address in Hazel Grove.
Officers were deployed and found Seaman there.
They confirmed he was drunk by giving him a breath test which showed that he had an alcohol reading of 94 microgrammes compared to the legal limit of 35 for a driver.
His solicitor Euros Jones explained that Seaman lived at home with his parents.
Because of the criminal behaviour order he and his partner would not go out but had a drink at his home.
"They were simply having a drink in the house but unfortunately they had an argument," he explained.
It was Seaman's first breach of the order and no one had been caused any distress, Mr Jones said.