Chef Kyle Duff drank whiskey and beer before quitting his job and “lunging” at a vehicle in the street, Teesside newspaper Gazette Live reported this morning (2 August).
The prosecution reportedly claimed Duff was “so intoxicated he remembers little besides being in the back of a police van” after being tasered by armed police and taken to hospital.
Duff was slapped with a suspended 12-month jail sentence after Teesside Crown Court was told of his “serious” problem with alcohol.
Duff’s solicitor is reported to have told the court Duff “accepted he had a problem” and that he had demonstrated remorse for any fear he had caused members of the public.
The solicitor reportedly stressed Duff needed treatment rather than jail.