October 20 2014 Latest news:
Monday, March 3, 2014
A drink-driver who tried to run off when his car was stopped by police has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Sean Stewart was driving along Tayfen Road, Bury St Edmunds, when he was asked to take a breath test, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
Stewart ran off but was stopped by a member of the public and when police searched his car they found a coffee jar containing cannabis, said Jonathan Taylor, prosecuting.
During a search at his home in Thackeray Road, Ipswich, a further three coffee jars containing cannabis were found in a car parked outside the premises.
Mr Taylor said the total value of the cannabis found was £180.
Stewart, 27, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply, failing to provide a specimen, driving while unfit through drink and drugs and obstructing a policeman on August 4 last year.
He also admitted resisting a police officer in January this year.
He was given a 14-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work in the community. He was also ordered to pay £250 costs, a victim surcharge of £100 and a £50 fine.
He was also banned from driving for 12 months.
Stewart, who represented himself in court, apologised for his behaviour and said he was in full-time employment.