A BMW driver who failed to provide a breath sample to police has been banned from the roads.

Stephen Makore was found guilty of one count of using a motor vehicle on a road or public place without insurance and one count of failing to provide a specimen for analysis by magistrates in Hereford in July.

He had entered not guilty pleas to both charges at an earlier hearing.

The court heard from the prosecutor that the 42-year-old had been caught driving a black BMW without a valid third-party insurance policy in place on the A40 at Whitchurch, near Ross-on-Wye on April 3.


He had also failed without reasonable excuse to provide a breath specimen for analysis when suspected of having driven a vehicle and during the course of an investigation as to whether an offence had been committed on the same date, the court heard.

Makore, of Freemantle Road, Bristol, was disqualified from driving for 20 months and fined £980.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £630 and a £392 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.