Prolific Kettering burglar has time added to his sentence

He'll spend a few more weeks behind bars after admitting drug-driving

Monday, 2nd November 2020, 4:47 pm

A prolific Kettering burglar will spend a few more weeks in prison after admitting drug-driving twice in a fortnight.

Reece Fuinns, 22, was locked up for two years and four months in September over three break-ins in the same Kettering street.

And he's now had 15 weeks added to his sentence after he pleaded guilty to a string of driving offences before magistrates in Northampton.

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Reece Fuinns.

Appearing over videolink from HMP Peterborough, Fuinns, formerly of Pine Road in Kettering, admitted drug-driving on February 10 and February 25 this year.

The first time he was caught was when he was in a Honda Civic in a car park off Northfield Avenue.

He gave a reading of 6.5ug/l of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, a component of cannabis. The legal limit is 2ug/l.

Just over two weeks later he was caught again over the same substance in a Ford Focus in Poppy Fields, off Rothwell Road. This time he gave a reading of 4.8ug/l.

On both occasions he was also driving without insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Magistrates also banned Fuinns from driving for three years.

He was previously jailed at Northampton Crown Court over three burglaries in Princes Street, which all took place in the early hours of July 1.

He crept into neighbouring homes and stole cigarettes and tobacco from one, bank cards from another and a hand drill from the third.

When he was jailed PC Tony Abbott said: “Reece Fuinns is a prolific burglar and the fact he is now in prison undoubtedly means that further burglaries will be prevented."

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