Man fell asleep in street and broke bail conditions

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A man who breached his bail conditions by 30 minutes after falling asleep in town appeared before Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Jan Makowski, 55, of Main Ridge West, Boston, was on bail by police with the conditions to be at his home address between 9pm and 6am every night and to report to police on request.

However, he was found asleep and in drink by a police officer, who arrested him, on Wide Bargate on last Tuesday night.

He was arrested and appeared in custody before magistrates on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Nick Todd said: “He was half-an-hour into his curfew period and was in drink on Wide Bargate.

“It’s not alleged that he was reoffending prior to last night and appears to have completely followed his conditions until then.”

Defending, Phillipa Chatterton, said Makowski was charged with the original offence on the Friday and bailed to appear on September 11.

She said he had kept to the curfew from the Friday to the Monday but had gone for a few drinks with friends on the Tuesday and fell asleep.

She said: “He woke up, didn’t know the time, he didn’t have a watch and his friends were no assistance.”

She said when the officer spoke to him and explained he was going to be arrested for being ‘outside his curfew time’ Makowski said ‘no problem’ and was fully co-operative.

She added: “It’s been a lesson to him what will happen if he goes drinking and falls asleep and won’t happen again.”

Magistrates rebailed Makowski until September 11 with the same conditions as before.

They added he had been punished by being in custody.