REFUSING to take a breath test cost a man his driving licence and his job of nine years with the Ministry of Defence.
Charles Bolger, of Wood End, Ropsley, was stopped by police at 8.30am on July 27, after a member of the public reported seeing a car crashing into a wall at a garage in Ancaster.
Bolger, 49, failed a roadside breath test after being stopped by police before being arrested and taken to the police station.
There, the court heard, Bolger suffered a panic attack and could not give a specimen of breath.
A doctor was then called to take a blood sample, but Bolger refused to co-operate.
Chris Pye-Smith, defending, said: “He has had a significant consequence as a result of this offence. He was working for the Ministry of Defence and he has already lost his employment as a result of this incident.”
Bolger was disqualified from driving for 36 months.
He was also fined £110 and ordered to pay a £15 surcharge.”