Man who assaulted partner is jailed

Northampton Magistrates' Court.
Northampton Magistrates' Court.

A man who assaulted his partner and refused to provide police with a breath sample after a car crash has been jailed.

Lee Stevens, aged 39, of Birch Barn Way, Northampton, crashed into a bus in Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, on January 6 this year and twice refused to give a sample to police.

He also repeatedly grabbed his partner by the throat in another incident on June 19, leaving her feeling “threatened and scared”, Northampton Magistrates Court heard last week.

The court heard Stevens was originally given two community orders for the offences, but had breached them both. He was subject to a 24-month supervision order, which included a domestic abuse programme and alcohol treatment order, and an unpaid work order of 150 hours.

When he breached the second order, he had not completed a single hour of the unpaid work.

For the breaches, Stevens was re-sentenced for the original offences and jailed for 18 weeks.