Suspected Sheffield drug-driver faces sentencing after failing to provide blood sample

A suspected drug-driver who was caught without a licence and insurance also failed to provide a blood specimen for testing.

By Jon Cooper
Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 11:50 am

Mason Wathall, aged 20, of Colley Road, Parson Cross, was stopped by police on Halifax Road, and was found to have been driving without a licence and insurance, according to a recent Sheffield Magistrates’ Court hearing.

Robert Coyne, prosecuting, told a previous hearing police smelled cannabis but Wathall refused to provide a blood sample to establish if he had exceeded the drug-drive limit.

Wathall pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen and admitted driving without a licence and insurance after the incident on December 2.

Sheffield Magistrates Court.

Rashid Majid, defending, told the previous hearing Wathall had gone shopping in his father’s van and was reluctant about giving blood because he had nearly fainted when he had previously given a sample.

Wathall’s case has been further adjourned until March 12 to consider a probation report.