Driver who raged against police arrest changes his plea

Surrey Comet: Driver who raged against police arrest changes his plea Driver who raged against police arrest changes his plea

A driver who was floored by police officers while furiously screaming “I haven’t done anything” has admitted driving with no licence or insurance.

Leon Blake, 31, was screaming “What have I been arrested for? What have I been arrested for?” when he was arrested in Surbiton Crescent at about 8am on September 18.

About six police officers were involved in arresting him near the black Mercedes he was driving.

 

He shouted at passersby: “I haven’t done anything wrong".

At the time police said he was arrested for driving offences but was resisting arrest.

Blake initially denied the offences.

But he changed his plea to guilty at a hearing on December 23 at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.

A charge of possession of a small ball of cannabis, which he denied, was dropped.

Blake, of Effingham Road, Surbiton, will be sentenced on February 7 when magistrates will consider if there are special reasons for not disqualifying him.

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4:44pm Tue 31 Dec 13

drhowardfredrics says...

Probably the police planted the cannabis on him. And the driving charges don't justify an arrest -- a ticket would have been sufficient.
Probably the police planted the cannabis on him. And the driving charges don't justify an arrest -- a ticket would have been sufficient. drhowardfredrics

5:02pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Yaffle1 says...

How can you fight the police and scream "I haven't done anything!" when he clearly has, i.e. driving without license or insurance. This man is clearly either a duplicitous liar or just a nitwit. It's a pity he didn't try this on in Saudi Arabia where they have a better grasp of crime and punishment..
How can you fight the police and scream "I haven't done anything!" when he clearly has, i.e. driving without license or insurance. This man is clearly either a duplicitous liar or just a nitwit. It's a pity he didn't try this on in Saudi Arabia where they have a better grasp of crime and punishment.. Yaffle1

8:06pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Ricademus says...

There are too many people like this on the road these days and people like him always scream and shout their innocence when clearly they have done the crime. There is too many electronic gadgets the police use these days to prove the person is driving without a license, insurance or even an M.O.T. If you don't want to do the time then don't do the crime.
There are too many people like this on the road these days and people like him always scream and shout their innocence when clearly they have done the crime. There is too many electronic gadgets the police use these days to prove the person is driving without a license, insurance or even an M.O.T. If you don't want to do the time then don't do the crime. Ricademus

8:07pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Ricademus says...

drhowardfredrics wrote:
Probably the police planted the cannabis on him. And the driving charges don't justify an arrest -- a ticket would have been sufficient.
You must be some sort of total idiot to write something like this
[quote][p][bold]drhowardfredrics[/bold] wrote: Probably the police planted the cannabis on him. And the driving charges don't justify an arrest -- a ticket would have been sufficient.[/p][/quote]You must be some sort of total idiot to write something like this Ricademus

2:22pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Monitor lizard says...

Ricademus is entirely correct in his assessment of drhowardfredrics!
Ricademus is entirely correct in his assessment of drhowardfredrics! Monitor lizard

7:03am Thu 2 Jan 14

drhowardfredrics says...

Ricademus wrote:
drhowardfredrics wrote:
Probably the police planted the cannabis on him. And the driving charges don't justify an arrest -- a ticket would have been sufficient.
You must be some sort of total idiot to write something like this
I stand by my earlier comment. It is highly unusual to be arrested for driving without a license/insurance, unless the police suspect drink driving, as well. Normally, they will impound your vehicle and issue you a ticket to appear in court at a later date.

The cannabis arrest was probably a ruse used to justify an arrest for something that wouldn't normally be cause for arrest. Police do routinely plant evidence.
[quote][p][bold]Ricademus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drhowardfredrics[/bold] wrote: Probably the police planted the cannabis on him. And the driving charges don't justify an arrest -- a ticket would have been sufficient.[/p][/quote]You must be some sort of total idiot to write something like this[/p][/quote]I stand by my earlier comment. It is highly unusual to be arrested for driving without a license/insurance, unless the police suspect drink driving, as well. Normally, they will impound your vehicle and issue you a ticket to appear in court at a later date. The cannabis arrest was probably a ruse used to justify an arrest for something that wouldn't normally be cause for arrest. Police do routinely plant evidence. drhowardfredrics

7:07am Thu 2 Jan 14

drhowardfredrics says...

Yaffle1 wrote:
How can you fight the police and scream "I haven't done anything!" when he clearly has, i.e. driving without license or insurance. This man is clearly either a duplicitous liar or just a nitwit. It's a pity he didn't try this on in Saudi Arabia where they have a better grasp of crime and punishment..
He probably reasonably believed that what he'd done didn't justify an arrest, that it merely warranted a traffic ticket, which, in fact, it did. Such matters rarely involve an arrest, unless, as in this case, drugs are "found" or some other offence is suspected. I can fully understand his surprise at being arrested.
[quote][p][bold]Yaffle1[/bold] wrote: How can you fight the police and scream "I haven't done anything!" when he clearly has, i.e. driving without license or insurance. This man is clearly either a duplicitous liar or just a nitwit. It's a pity he didn't try this on in Saudi Arabia where they have a better grasp of crime and punishment..[/p][/quote]He probably reasonably believed that what he'd done didn't justify an arrest, that it merely warranted a traffic ticket, which, in fact, it did. Such matters rarely involve an arrest, unless, as in this case, drugs are "found" or some other offence is suspected. I can fully understand his surprise at being arrested. drhowardfredrics

11:58am Thu 2 Jan 14

DB says...

I suppose the driver is right to say that in a way - he hadn't done anything about passing his driving test or getting insured on the car he was driving.

Seriously, though, what an idiot to protest his innocence when he very well knows it will be proven against him when the facts are laid in front of a court.
I suppose the driver is right to say that in a way - he hadn't done anything about passing his driving test or getting insured on the car he was driving. Seriously, though, what an idiot to protest his innocence when he very well knows it will be proven against him when the facts are laid in front of a court. DB

12:00pm Thu 2 Jan 14

DB says...

drhowardfredrics wrote:
Ricademus wrote:
drhowardfredrics wrote:
Probably the police planted the cannabis on him. And the driving charges don't justify an arrest -- a ticket would have been sufficient.
You must be some sort of total idiot to write something like this
I stand by my earlier comment. It is highly unusual to be arrested for driving without a license/insurance, unless the police suspect drink driving, as well. Normally, they will impound your vehicle and issue you a ticket to appear in court at a later date.

The cannabis arrest was probably a ruse used to justify an arrest for something that wouldn't normally be cause for arrest. Police do routinely plant evidence.
I am sure that on these 'Police, Camera, Action' type shows, people are often stopped if their number plate shows as being an uninsured car or one whose insurance relates to a different person than is driving.

Perhaps this car is insured in the name of his 60-something year old parents and the police pulled him over for that reason?
[quote][p][bold]drhowardfredrics[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ricademus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drhowardfredrics[/bold] wrote: Probably the police planted the cannabis on him. And the driving charges don't justify an arrest -- a ticket would have been sufficient.[/p][/quote]You must be some sort of total idiot to write something like this[/p][/quote]I stand by my earlier comment. It is highly unusual to be arrested for driving without a license/insurance, unless the police suspect drink driving, as well. Normally, they will impound your vehicle and issue you a ticket to appear in court at a later date. The cannabis arrest was probably a ruse used to justify an arrest for something that wouldn't normally be cause for arrest. Police do routinely plant evidence.[/p][/quote]I am sure that on these 'Police, Camera, Action' type shows, people are often stopped if their number plate shows as being an uninsured car or one whose insurance relates to a different person than is driving. Perhaps this car is insured in the name of his 60-something year old parents and the police pulled him over for that reason? DB

2:50am Fri 3 Jan 14

drhowardfredrics says...

DB wrote:
I suppose the driver is right to say that in a way - he hadn't done anything about passing his driving test or getting insured on the car he was driving.

Seriously, though, what an idiot to protest his innocence when he very well knows it will be proven against him when the facts are laid in front of a court.
He only protested his innocence at the time of his arrest. He later pled guilty.
As I said in an earlier post, he may have believed his offence didn't justify an arrest, only a ticket, hence his protest.
[quote][p][bold]DB[/bold] wrote: I suppose the driver is right to say that in a way - he hadn't done anything about passing his driving test or getting insured on the car he was driving. Seriously, though, what an idiot to protest his innocence when he very well knows it will be proven against him when the facts are laid in front of a court.[/p][/quote]He only protested his innocence at the time of his arrest. He later pled guilty. As I said in an earlier post, he may have believed his offence didn't justify an arrest, only a ticket, hence his protest. drhowardfredrics

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