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Man jailed for attack on police officer

PUBLISHED: 12:41 08 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 05 July 2010

A man was jailed for eight weeks yesterday after he attacked a police officer beside the main A146 Norwich to Lowestoft road.

Police tried to give James Mason, 34, a breath test after the car in which he was travelling last August was seen on top of a roundabout near the Crown pub at Carlton Colville, smoke coming from the vehicle, Lowestoft Magistrates' Court was told.

A man was jailed for eight weeks yesterday after he attacked a police officer beside the main A146 Norwich to Lowestoft road.

Police tried to give James Mason, 34, a breath test after the car in which he was travelling last August was seen on top of a roundabout near the Crown pub at Carlton Colville, smoke coming from the vehicle, Lowestoft Magistrates' Court was told.

Tess James, prosecuting, said the car was pushed off the roundabout, before a police officer asked Mason to perform the test. He became abusive and then punched the officer in the face, leaving him with a swollen and tender cheek and jaw. Parva spray was used to calm Mason down.

James Hartley, for Mason, said his client insisted he did not throw a punch at the officer's face but accepted he may have suffered the injuries during a struggle.

Mason, whose address was given as Hollesley Bay, where he is serving a prison sentence for a previous offence until January, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer, driving without a licence and insurance and failing to provide a specimen. He was given separate eight-week prison sentences for the assault and failing to give a specimen, to run concurr-ently with his present sentence, and banned from driving for three years.


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