Driving ban for failure to give a specimen

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

A 46-year-old Fleetwood man failed to give a specimen of urine after he was arrested for drink driving.

A taxi driver reported Thomas Houton of Heathfield Road, to police after they had rowed in the car park of the Castle Gardens public house.

Houton was found guilty after a trial in his absence at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Jim Mowbray, prosecuting, said police suspected Houton was under the influence of drink or drugs.
Two breath tests were negative and a doctor was unable to take a blood test.

Houton was given coffee and water to try and produce a urine test but he failed to do so

He appeared for the sentencing of his case and was banned from the roads for a year. He was fined £180 and ordered to pay £580 court costs.