A DEFENDANT who was given a chance to address his drinking habit has been fined for offences of assault and possessing a bladed article.
Tomasz Pawl Dyrda, 31, had his sentenced deferred in May after admitting assaulting Weymouth taxi driver James Hodder on March 13 and being found with a knife on The Esplanade five days later.
He was told by the judge to continue efforts to tackle his drinking and keep in employment.
The court was told he had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous. Dyrda was fined £300 for the assault and £700 for the bladed article offence.