A POLICE officer who asked a drunken man to move on was aware of something flying past him in the air when his back was turned and it turned out to be a glass bottle.
Marie Stace, prosecuting, said a passing driver confirmed it was Andrew Plant who threw the bottle.
Plant (39), of Frognall, Deeping St James, was conditionally discharged for a year by Spalding magistrates on Thursday when he pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Stamford on April 22.
He was also ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs.
Plant told magistrates he is seeking help for a drink problem and has been hit hard by deaths of a couple of people close to him.
He said: “I don’t remember the bottle incident but I appreciate it probably did happen.”