Boozy motorist is banned from the road after he refused to be tested

A boozed-up motorist has been banned from the road after he refused to complete a drink-drive test.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 3:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 3:28 pm

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on January 15 how Satpal Singh, aged 32, of Town Lane, Wingfield, Rotherham, was stopped by police near Upper Wortley Road, Rotherham, after they responded to a report of a suspected drink-driver.

Robert Coyne, prosecuting, said Singh failed a provisional drink-drive test but refused to provide two evidential specimens at the police station.

Singh pleaded guilty to failing to provide an evidential breath sample after the incident on December 24.

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Police stopped a suspected drink-driver who has been banned from the road after he failed to provide an evidential breath specimen.

James Fox-McGowan, defending, said Singh had been arguing with his girlfriend about his immigration status and the probation service stated he admitted drinking four or five shots.

District Judge Naomi Redhouse sentenced Singh to a 12-month community order with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and 40 hours of unpaid work.

He was banned from driving for 20 months and must pay £85 costs and a £90 victim surcharge.