Lee Ryan Urinated On Floor Of Police Cell
Blue singer Lee Ryan unleashed a tirade of foul-mouthed abuse at police officers before urinating and vomitting on the floor of a cell, a court has heard.
After being stopped for driving erratically and taken to a police station on a night out, he refused to take a breath test and swore at an officer.
When officers warned Ryan he would be prosecuted if he did not provide a specimen, he told them to "f*** off", a court heard.
He then continued to hurl a stream of expletives at those who were arresting him.
The star was handed a £3,325 fine and banned from the roads for two years after pleading guilty to failing to provide a specimen and causing £120 of criminal damage.
It was the urination that led to the charge of criminal damage.
The 30-year-old All Rise singer, who was recently seen in Celebrity Big Brother, appeared at Ealing Magistrates' Court in west London.
He was arrested in Ealing at 5.30am on April 11 this year after a night out in London's West End to celebrate the birthday of his bandmate Duncan James.
Majit Mahal, prosecuting, told the court: "Officers could immediately smell alcohol from Mr Ryan's breath and his eyes appeared glazed.
"Asked if he had consumed some alcohol that night, Mr Ryan said 'Yes, a few'."
Officers noticed that there was an empty bottle in the pocket of the driver's seat. Ryan was unsteady on his feet and slurred his speech when he got out of the vehicle.
Mr Mahal said he was in such a "drunken state" that officers took him straight to Acton police station.
It was there that he refused a breath test and repeatedly swore at officers.
After he became aggressive he was marched to a cell where he urinated and was sick all over the floor.
When officers returned to the cell, they could see urine leaking from the door and into the hallway. The star is said to have told officers: "I didn't realise there was a toilet here."
In court, he spoke clearly as he pleaded guilty to the two offences.
He blamed his meltdown on the torrent of online abuse he received in the wake of his controversial appearance on Celebrity Big Brother.
His defence team said he had fallen victim to attacks on Twitter and had even received death threats. Defence lawyer Peter Ratliff told the court: "There can be no doubt that decision (to take part in Celebrity Big Brother) was a mistake."
All three of Ryan's Blue bandmates - James and Simon Webbe, both 36, and Antony Costa, 32 - were in the public gallery of the court to support him.
Ryan shot to fame in 2000 and went on to sell 3.3 million albums and a million singles in the UK with Blue.
He was also rumoured to be involved in a love triangle during Celebrity Big Brother.