A police superintendent who attacked a taxi driver feared kidnap because the driver took him on an unfamiliar route, a court has heard.
Passenger Robert James Kirman was drunk when he started shouting at the driver and banging on his window, who then stopped in the town centre of Wrexham, Wales.
The man then attempted to drag driver Sardesh Hassan from the car, according to The Daily Post.
The reason the taxi driver had taken a different route was due to traffic management measures which instructed drivers to use country lanes.
During the court case his defence said: “There was a degree of confusion in his mind at the time brought about by excessive drinking...he is keen for me to express his sincere apologies."
CCTV was also played in court where the passenger was shouting “where are you taking us,” “stop the car” and “stop the f***ing car or I will smash your face in.”
Kirman has now admitted criminal damage, assault and a public order offence. The man stood down from his position with the North Wales police force last week.
He has been given a fine of £733 and must pay compensation of £366 as well as £200 for the driver's loss of earnings and prosecution costs of £85.
The man also admitted that he was drunk at the time of the incident in August last year.