A self-confessed excessive drinker must be on his best behaviour for the next 12 months if he wants to avoid spending six months in prison.
Gregg Sylvester Sealy, of No 75 Galloway Path, Waterford, St Michael found himself in trouble with the law when he committed three offences while under the influence of alcohol.
When Sealy first appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick three weeks ago he pleaded guilty to having possession of cannabis on September 23. He had however denied assaulting and resisting special constable Kerryann Burnett in the execution of her duties on the same day.
Station Sergeant Carrison Henry said the special constable was at Rockley Beach when she noticed Sealy entering a car. He then reversed hitting her car which was parked nearby. As she approached he was seen smoking a cigarette with a pungent odour. She spoke to him and tried to retrieve the cigarette but instead, Sealy held on to Burnett’s waist and spun her around. They were subsequently separated.
“To be honest with you I don’t even remember getting into my car. I woke up in the police station . . . and don’t know how I got there. Everybody told me I can’t control my drinks but I just like to drink,” Sealy, who was represented by an attorney today, previously said in his defence.
The magistrate also ordered that Sealy attend and complete the walk-in drug rehabilitation programme at the Psychiatric Hospital.
He will return to the No.1 District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court for a progress report on January 16, 2019.