Drink-driver from Rawtenstall tried to hit officer
1:48pm Monday 4th February 2013 in News
A DRINK-driver tried to punch a police sergeant after he had been arrested in the early hours, a court heard.
IT technician Adam Prescott, 20, had claimed he felt sick as he was being driven to the police station in a patrol car and had asked the officer to stop.
He was allowed to sit on the pavement for two minutes but then refused to put his legs in the vehicle, tried to escape and attempted to hit the sergeant, even though he was handcuffed.
The defendant, who had been to a bonfire, had given a positive roadside breath test and at the police station, provided a sample which showed 89 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80.
Prescott, of Newchurch Road, Rawtenstall, admitted driving with excess alcohol on Bocholt Way, last November 4.
The defendant, who had no previous convictions, was fined £110, with a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
He was given a 12 month conditional discharge and was banned for 12 months.