Casualties in the War on Anti-Social Behavior
Angered by his unruly, boozed-up behaviour, police had hoped magistrates would punish the youth for breaching his [Anti-Social Behavior Order]. He hadn't.
Closer examination revealed that he had mistakenly been ordered not to be in public "without" alcohol and that he was also duty bound to act in a threatening manner likely to cause harassment, alarm and distress to others.
They let him off.