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A man who shouted racial abuse at a Rugby PC after committing a string of offences has been jailed for more than three months.
Mihai Calistrat, 35, of no fixed abode, was already subject to a suspended sentence for previously spitting on the same police officer.
And on Wednesday, January 4, Calistrat began to cause issues outside the McDonald’s on Rugby’s Evereux Way.
After shouting abuse at officers and the public, Calistrat was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and a racially aggravated public order offence.
Calistrat made violent attempts to resist arrest and continued to shout racial abuse at an officer.
His abuse continued on the way to custody, prompting his being re-arrested on suspicion of a racially-aggravated offence.
Rugby SNT Inspector Sally Bunyard-Spiers said: “I welcome this sentence, both residents and police officers deserve to be able to go about their business without having abuse shouted at them.
“This was an appalling way to treat an officer who has served the people of Rugby for many years.
“Not only has the PC in question repeatedly put themselves in direct physical danger to protect colleagues and the public, they have also rendered emergency first aid countless times, saving lives.
“Calistrat now has 15 weeks to reflect on how he might himself do something constructive for Rugby, rather than causing trouble and shouting racist abuse at officers and the public.”
Issued by: AG, Corporate Communications.
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