Judge Christopher Morgan listened to how Jason Patmore spat at, bit and attacked officers after being arrested, threatening to defecate in the police van and urinate on officers while in custody.
Patmore, 25, now of Galey Green, South Ockenden had stolen his cousin’s BMW and crashed it into a home in Barrack Street, Colchester, while he was nearly twice the legal drink drive limit and with a deadly amount of prescription and illicit drugs in his system.
Chelmsford Crown Court heard he had had 13 bottles of beer and took a significant amount of Diazepam.It's a wonder he could see the car to get in it!
Frank O’Toole, representing Patmore, said he had “enough it could’ve killed him”.Some would say it would have been better for society if it had. Though that wouldn't include his Honour.
Judge Morgan told Patmore yesterday there was “no justification” for his actions with Essex Police.
He added: “Your behaviour could’ve ended up in you being seriously injured or killed.”Errr, no, the worst case scenario would have been innocent people being killed or injured.
He said: “From a very young age you were exposed to violence and alcohol and in due course, class A drugs, and much of that behaviour lies behind your offending.
“Mr O’Toole was right when he said it takes two to tango.
“It’s down to you in future as to whether you engage with those who provide you with assistance and keep on taking your medication.
“If you don’t, and resort to drink and drugs, you end up committing crimes and your prison sentences will get longer and longer, especially if you end up killing someone which seems highly likely.”Then why not nip it in the bud now?