A HEREFORDSHIRE driver has been banned from the roads after failing to provide a sample to police.

Hassan Bouifraden entered a guilty plea to one charge of failing to provide a specimen for analysis when he appeared before magistrates in Cheltenham in October.

The court heard the 23-year-old, who was suspected of having driven a vehicle in Gloucestershire, was required to provide a sample of breath to police in the course of an investigation as to whether he had committed an offence on October 9.


But he failed to do so without reasonable excuse, the court heard.

Bouifraden, who is of Bannut Tree Estate, Bromyard, was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 17 months but was granted the opportunity to complete an approved course, which will reduce his ban by 17 weeks if successfully completed.

He was also fined £866 and must pay prosecution costs of £346 and an £85 victim surcharge.

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