Man sentenced after being found in possession of a Taser near Louth

A man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, was found to be in possession of a Taser weapon near Louth, a court has heard.

Boston Magistrates' Court.

Sabastion Jefferies, 29, admitted possession of the electrical discharge weapon when he appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on November 2.

Prosecuting, Kwok Wan said police went to a single vehicle road traffic collision at Gayton le Wold, near Louth, at 12.25am on December 29 last year, where they found Jefferies with his Seat Toledo which had left the road and was in a field.

He said Jefferies, from Coventry Street, Coventry, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and a Taser device, designed to hurt and incapacitate someone, was found in his jacket pocket.

He said Jefferies was of previous good character but for the excess alcohol conviction for which he had been arrested on that day.

Mitigating, Terry Boston said that in December 2017, Jefferies had been attacked in his own home and stabbed three times, and it had taken him some time to get over it. He said he had bought the Taser device from a UK web site for his own protection, and had no idea it was illegal.

He added that Jefferies had never used it or charged it.

Jefferies was fined £40 and the Taser was forfeited.