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Grantham court: Motorist refused to take a breath test at police station

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A motorist who gave a roadside breath test later refused to give two specimens of breath at a police station.

Thomas Shaun Elliott, 28, of The Street, Neatishead, Norwich, admitted failing to provide a specimen of breath when he appeared before Grantham magistrates.

Prosecuting, Marie Stace said Elliott was stopped by police on December 8 on a slip road off the A52 at Barrowby because a rear light was not working.

He failed a roadside breath test and then refused to give two specimens of breath at the police station, instead wanting to do a blood test.

He was told this was not an option. He still declined to give a breath sample.

Defending, Bill Fraser said Elliott could not explain why he declined to give the specimens of breath at the police station.

He said Elliott has recently become unemployed.

Magistrates disqualified Elliott from driving for 18 months and fined him £110.

He was ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.

He was told he could reduce the disqualification by four months if he successfully completed a drink driver’s rehabilitation course.

 
 
 

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