Suspected Sheffield drug-driver charged after failing to provide a sample
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Mason Wathall, 19, of Colley Road, Sheffield, was stopped by police on Halifax Road, Sheffield, and was found to have been driving without a licence and insurance, according to a Sheffield Magistrates’ Court hearing on December 31.
Robert Coyne, prosecuting, said police also detected a smell of cannabis but Wathall refused to provide a blood sample to establish whether he had exceeded the drug-drive limit or not.
Wathall pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen and admitted driving without a licence and insurance after the incident on December 2.
Rashid Majid, defending, said Wathall had taken his father’s van to go shopping. He also claimed that Wathall had nearly fainted when he had previously given a blood sample.
Magistrates adjourned Wathall’s case until January 30 to consider a probation report before sentencing.