Drink-driver was aggressive to police officers
FOUR police officers were needed to get a drunk man into a cell when he refused to give a breath sample for analysis after he had been seen driving, Truro magistrates were told.
Christopher Nathaniel Turner was said to have been aggressive to the police after they had stopped him after spotting him driving, having already spoken to him in Roscadghill Park, Heamoor, where they had found him to be very drunk.
They said his car crossed central white lines several times while he was driving. He was said to be so aggressive when they spoke to him he had to be handcuffed and he then started to head-butt his vehicle.
Turner, 29, of Crellow Terrace, Stithians, admitted to failing to provide a breath sample at Camborne on May 20.
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Richard Cogar, his solicitor, said he suffered from paranoid psychosis, which was under control due to medication.
On May 20 he had been drinking with friends, intending to stay with them but after an argument he changed his mind and got into his car.
He believed at the time he had a reason to decline the breath test.
The magistrates were handed a doctor's letter about his condition.
Turner, who had a previous conviction in 2002 for drink driving, was disqualified from driving for a year and fined £140 with £80 costs and surcharge.