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Student mechanic handed 18 month driving ban

A student mechanic has been handed an 18-month driving ban for failing to provide a specimen when suspected of drink-driving

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Drink-driving

A student mechanic has been handed an 18-month driving ban for failing to provide a specimen when suspected of drink-driving.

Lee Morris was stopped at just before midnight on April 15, while driving his Volkswagen Golf along Ormsby Grove, Acocks Green, after police received reports of a vehicle “acting suspiciously.”

Malcolm Stoddart, prosecuting, said officers had arrived to see the 25 year-old, of Hindon Grove, Acocks Green, reversing out of Gospel Lane and pulled it over. Morris, who was found to have no insurance, was breathalysed for drink-driving at the roadside and taken back to the station where he became uncooperative.

“He became difficult when he was taken into custody,” said Mr Stoddart. “He made it clear he wouldn’t provide a specimen.”

Morris pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

He was banned from driving for 18 months, with the opportunity to reduce the ban by 25 per cent with the Aquarius drink-driving awareness course. He was also fined £150 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and £20 victim surcharge.

 

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