Halesworth man jailed for driving car into parents’s home
A Halesworth man who lost his temper during a family row over money and rammed a car into his retired parents' bungalow has been jailed for 10 months.
Mark Denny, 39, stormed outside, got into his parents' Vauxhall estate and drove into the side of the Halesworth home, Ipswich Crown Court was told.
Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said the car crashed through a wall, causing �5,000 of damage. The crash caused �1,000 of damage to the car, writing it off.
When a policeman went to the premises in School Lane and arrested Denny, he became agitated and struggled with the officer.
Mr Crimp said Denny grabbed the officer's gas spray and aimed it at the side of the officer's face and eye, saying: 'Have some of your own medicine.'
Denny then pushed the policeman against a wall before running into nearby fields.
The officer suffered soreness and reddening to his face and eye and bruising to his arm and calf.
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Denny, who lived with his parents, pleaded guilty to the April 2 assault with intent to resist arrest, escape and damaging property.
Jailing him for 10 months on Wednesday, Judge John Holt said Denny plainly had a volatile character and on this occasion had lost his temper and vented his anger on the police officer.a fresh start in the Orkney Isles where his natural family lived.
He said Denny's long-suffering parents felt he needed help and had described being traumatised by their son's behaviour.
Mr Crimp told the court that on April 2 Denny had an argument with his parents about money he wanted to enable him to go the Orkney Isles make a fresh start in the Orkney Isles where his natural family lived.
Steven Dyble, for Denny, said his client had been adopted at a young age by Mr and Mrs Denny and they described him as someone who struggled with emotions and controlling his temper.
His parents were prepared to give their son another chance and hoped he would seek help for his problems