Man had to be put in restraint by police

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A MAN ran around the lanes of a busy A-road before getting into a police car and trying to use the equipment inside, a court heard.

Offshore engineer Luke Dutton had been earlier arrested by police following an incident outside a woman’s home.

But when he was being driven away Dutton, of Lark Hill Street, Preston, complained of being unwell.

Blackpool’s magistrates heard the officer stopped his vehicle and allowed 29-year-old Dutton out.

That was when he started shouting and running around.

He refused to behave and he had to be pepper-sprayed and placed in leg restraints before he calmed down.

Dutton admitted resisting arrest in Fleetwood when he appeared before District Judge Roger Lowe sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Defending himself he told the judge: “I had been in a long-term relationship but we had split up.

“I went out that night and had a couple of drinks.

“They must have been spiked by the people who I was with because that much alcohol would not have affected me in that way.

“I work out and keep fit and don’t take substances.

“However I have no recall of what happened that night.

“I will write to the police involved and apologise.”

He was fined £330 and ordered to pay £118 costs.