Drunk thug jumped out of a window
as they waited for a van to take him to the station.
The court was told that Barrass ‘tried to headbutt’ the officer who then had to ‘strike the defendant to stop his aggression’.
Barrass continued to be aggressive on his way to used PAVA spray to ‘calm him down’.
In a victim statement Mr Pemberton said the incident had ‘frightened him and made him feel shaken and vulnerable’.
Barrass, who has 11 previous convictions for 16 offences including criminal damage, ABH and affray, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and two counts of criminal damage while subject to a suspended sentence order. He was jailed for a total of 10 months.
Defence barrister Hayley Bennett said Barrass had been making ‘very good progress’ on his suspended sentence order and the offences were a ‘slip up’.
She told the court that he had been drinking with a friend and ‘his emotions got the better of him once he was drunk’. The court heard that Barrass had paid for two replacement windows and is ‘very sorry for the distress he caused to the police officer’.
Probation service officer Peter Slater said ‘binge drinker’ Barrass had recently completed an alcohol treatment requirement but it had ‘not been wholly successful’ .
entencing, Judge Sara Dodd said: “The purpose of a suspended sentence order is not just to get you to engage, it is to prevent you offending.
In that area every suspended sentence that’s been passed upon you has been a failure.
“You were told in very clear terms what would happen if you reoffended. The time has come when only a custodial sentence can follow.”
Adam Luke Barrass, 26, of Maple Drive, Oswaldtwistle