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A HEREFORDSHIRE man described as "an unusual individual" failed to provide a sample for analysis after police stopped his vehicle in a Herefordshire town.

Ian Saville, aged 56, of no fixed address, was pulled over by officers in Leominster on January 26.

"He was taken to Hereford custody and asked to take samples of blood," said Tom Wickstead, prosecuting at Hereford magistrates court.

Saville, who had been humming and refusing to make any eye contact, was asked several times, Mr Wickstead told the court.


Representing Saville, solicitor Ed Middleton said his client, who pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to provide a sample for analysis, describes himself as "an unusual individual".

"He lives in a caravan on a floodplain," said Mr Middleton.

"He has no income and keeps himself to himself. 

"He fully believed that he would not be over the limit for any drugs. There was no evidence of any significant impairment."

Mr Middleton added that Saville has anxiety with needles and intervention

Saville was disqualified from driving for 16 months and fined £120.

He will also have to pay court costs of £135 and a government surcharge of £48 respectively.