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Moray man jailed for 16 months after admitting culpable and reckless conduct

By Ali Morrison

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A MORAY man who reversed his vehicle into a police car and then wrestled spray of an officer has been jailed for 16 months.

Anthony Pullen (42), from Kinloss, had previously admitted reckless driving on the B9089 Roseisle to Waterford near Mill of Grange Farm on June 28.

Appearing for sentencing at Inverness Sheriff Court, he also admitted culpable and reckless conduct by struggling with a police officer and seizing PAVA incapacitant spray. PAVA spray causes people's eyes to close in causes severe pain.

Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

Pullen, described as an Inverness prisoner, had been on remand since June 29 last year, so he will be released almost immediately.

The court was told he drove at grossly excessive speed and repeatedly overtook vehicles when it was unsafe to do so due to oncoming traffic.

He then reversed into an unmarked police vehicle and collided with it.

Defence solicitor Graham Mann said his client had mental health issues probably deriving from a serious stabbing incident on his client when he was a teenager.

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