Man tried to smash car window

Scarborough Magistrates Court
Scarborough Magistrates Court

A MAN who tried to put his fist through a woman’s car windscreen in Pickering has been given a 12-month community order.

Oliver Michael Crowe, 22, of Southgate, Pickering, appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court facing two charges of assaulting a police officer, two of obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty and one further charge of using threatening words and behaviour.

The defendant had admitted all the offences at a previous hearing.

Martin Butterworth, prosecuting, said that on the night of January 21, Crowe was seen at The Ropery staggering around in the road trying the stop the traffic.

He explained that the defendant then ran up to a car, jumped on the bonnet and tried to put his fist through the female driver’s windscreen.

A struggle then ensued between Crowe and two police officers who had been called to the scene.

In a statement one officer said: “He used his right hand to push me in the chest. I got the cuffs on him then he kicked out, connecting with my right leg.”

Crowe also kicked the other policeman and the pair had to detain him using leg restraints.

Craig Beer, mitigating, explained that his client had suffered a stroke at the age of 10 and as part of ongoing treatment had been referred to psychiatric services. On the day in question, Crowe had been to York Hospital for a botox injection, which he receives on a regular basis to treat his condition.

Crowe was given a 12-month community order with supervision and a low-intensity alcohol programme. He was also given a three-month curfew from 9pm to 7am which will be electronically controlled. The defendant was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £50 compensation to one of the police officers.