Bristol news Drink-drive engineer kneed police officer in the groin PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Oliver Fowler suffering from mental health issue at time, court told

Bristol news Drink-drive engineer kneed police officer in the groin PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Oliver Fowler suffering from mental health issue at time, court told

Bristol news  Drink-drive engineer kneed police officer in the groin PremierLeague-News.Com
24 June 2022 - 13:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A family man in the grip of a mental health crisis assaulted a police officer when stopped in Bristol. And, as well as driving over the drink-drive limit he was found with a lock knife, Bristol Crown Court heard. Oliver Fowler came to the attention of police when they heard his car accelerate and abruptly brake. When they pulled him over in a struggle which ensued Fowler kneed an officer in the groin and fell against him, causing him a sprained ankle. Fowler, 42, an engineer of Hampton Road in Redland, pleaded guilty to possessing a blade and assaulting an emergency worker in August last year. He appeared for sentence today. (June 24, 2022) READ MORE: Five men charged with murder in Brislington appear in court The recorder Robin Sellers handed him five months' prison, suspended for 18 months. He told Fowler: "There was a causal connection between your condition and the behaviour the police saw. "You are a family man, in work. Your mental health crisis at the time has been brought under control." Fowler was handed 20 days activity requirement and 60 days of alcohol abstinence monitoring.

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. Charlotte Evans, prosecuting, said police found the blade in Fowler's jacket pocket. In a struggle which occurred Fowler kneed an officer in the groin and fell against him, causing a painful sprained ankle. The officer made a statement in which he said the incident was scary and he feared for his life. He said due to injury he was on reduced duty for a while. In an earlier hearing magistrates fined Fowler £120 for drink driving in the same incident. He also received a year's driving ban. Catherine Spedding, defending, said her client's bipolar disorder had a bearing on his behaviour and demeanour at the time. She said Fowler had also consumed alcohol. The court heard Fowler has since become properly medicated and has not drank alcohol. Miss Spedding said: "There is a real prospect of rehabilitation in those circumstances." Sign up for our new Bristol's Court Insider newsletter for the latest court and crime news - from arrests to trials and sentencings READ NEXT: Bristol car wash couple jailed for human trafficking Joey Barton assault trial adjourned again Man facing child abuse allegations dies Read More Related Articles Prolific teen offender gets his first taste of custody Read More Related Articles Family of Collin Reeves' victims release personal tributes

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