A DRIVER has been handed a three-year ban and 100 hours of unpaid work after failing to give a blood sample.

Andrew Davies entered a guilty plea to one count of failing to provide a specimen for analysis when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in May.


The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 31-year-old, who was suspected of having driven a vehicle, had failed without reasonable excuse to provide a specimen of blood for laboratory testing during the course of an investigation as to whether he had committed an offence in Hereford on April 12.

Davies, of Gipsy Castle Estate, Hay-on-Wye, was handed a 12-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 36 months, with magistrates saying they had taken his guilty plea into account when imposing the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £114 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.