Driver banned after refusing breath test

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
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A FYLDE farmer who refused to go through the full breath test procedure has been banned from the roads for sixteen months.

Thirty-two-year old Andrew Scrivens of Blackpool Road, Kirkham admitted failing to provide a specimen at Blackpool Magistrates court.

He also admitted driving without insurance.

The court heard how Scrivens was followed by a police vehicle as he drove away from Wrea Green.

He braked heavily on a main road and turned down a driveway.

When Scrivens got out of the vehicle the police officer said he was unsteady and swaying.

He agreed to a first breath test which proved positive.

But when he was later taken to Blackpool Police headquarters he refused to do a final test.

The court heard that Scrivens thought he was covered to drive the vehicle under the terms of his insurance policy.

However this turned out not to be the case.

As well as the driving ban he was also ordered to pay £325 in fines and costs.