A YOUNG man who couldn’t handle his alcohol drunkenly opened a police car door and shouted: “What the f*** are yous up to?”

Officers were on uniformed patrol in Rutherglen when they came across David Roberts, 21.

Without warning, the accused leaned on the stationary police vehicle’s bonnet and banged on it. He then shouted through the windscreen before opening one of the doors to ask his offensive question.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, Roberts pleaded guilty to acting in an aggressive manner in Pinkerton Avenue on December 1, 2017.

In defence it was explained that the accused had been partying throughout the night and had polished off a bottle of wine.

Roberts’ lawyer highlighted that it was around 12.30pm when the officers came across the accused. The defence agent stated that his client “couldn’t have done more to get arrested”, adding: “The police were not impressed with his conduct.”

Roberts, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder following a serious assault when he was a teenager, was said to suffer from mental health difficulties that he self-medicated with alcohol.

The accused, who is already on a Community Payback Order for another crime, has recently been referred to Turnaround and is anxious to engage.

The service, for men and women involved in the Criminal Justice system, offers flexible, person-centred residential and community-based support to enable the users to understand and confront their behaviour by introducing alternatives to drugs, alcohol and offending.

Sheriff Gerard Bonnar deferred sentence for six months for Roberts to be of good behaviour and take up the programme of support on offer.

The accused, of Dumbain Crescent, will return to court on October 10.