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Bury St Edmunds: Drink-driver had cannabis in coffee jar, court hears

PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 March 2014

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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.

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