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Expo drunk goes to jail

A MAN who attacked police officers while trying to break into the Spain Pavilion was sentenced to three months in prison yesterday.

Pudong New Area People's Court ruled Cui Jingjing, 54, obstructed government employees from performing their duty. He is the first person who has been jailed on the charge at the World Expo.

Cui said yesterday that he regrets his actions because he was drunk at that time.

"If I hadn't been drunk, I wouldn't have dared to attack police," Cui told the court. "I just couldn't control myself at that time."

Judges said being intoxicated was not a valid excuse for his actions.

Cui, a driver who once studied in Japan, went to the Expo with a friend on June 1. The two men enjoyed the trip and drank much beer at several pavilions.

"I can usually only drink two bottles of beer. But that night I drank about nine bottles," Cui told the court.

An inebriated Cui and his friend went to the Spain Pavilion around 9:30pm that night. They were stopped outside because the pavilion was closing.

Cui tried to break in, however, shouting that he was invited by the Spanish president.

A security guard tried to explain but Cui assaulted him.

Two police officers then tried to calm Cui down. He refused to listen and attacked and lightly injured one of the officers. Cui was soon controlled by police.


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