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South Norwood man who urinated in a police van jailed for 'failing to provide a specimen'

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A South Norwood man who urinated in the back of a police van after crashing his own vehicle  into a brick wall has been jailed for four months.

Richard Stinton, of Manor Road, was charged with failing to provide a specimen, dangerous driving, assault with intent to resist arrest, failing to stop for police, failing to stop after an accident and criminal damage.
 
The charges were brought after officers on routine patrol spotted a white Vauxhall Combo van in suspicious circumstances on Ninehams Road in Caterham around 12.25am on  November 21.
 
They attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver continued to drive the van until it collided with a brick wall on Taunton Lane in Coulsdon. The driver left the scene on foot before being arrested nearby following a pursuit by officers.
 
While under arrest Stinton assaulted a police officer causing him to fall to the ground and urinated in the back of the police van.
 
Investigating officer Dave Evans from East Surrey CID said: "Sinton was not only putting his own life at risk but that of other Surrey road users and I hope the time imprisonment and the driving ban will convince him to change his behaviour behind the wheel.
 
"This type of selfish behaviour will not be tolerated by Surrey Police and we will do all we can to keep the roads around our county as safe as possible by prosecuting people like Stinton." 
 
Stinton, who was also banned from driving for a year, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court today (Friday).
 

South Norwood man who urinated in a police van jailed for 'failing to provide a specimen'


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