A man suspected of drug driving has been fined over £3,000 and banned from the roads for more than two years after failing to provide a specimen.
The motorist drove through a police roadblock and was initially arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drugs.
The 49-year-old from Staithes pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis, and Magistrates fined him £3,500 in addition to his 29-month ban, as well as ordering costs and charges totalling £255.
Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton said: “We’re seeing an increase in the number of people who fail to provide a specimen after they’ve been arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving.
“It’s possible that some drivers think that behaving like this will somehow give them a ‘get out of jail free’ card.
“But both the police and the courts take a dim view of people who fail to provide.
“In this case, magistrates have imposed a very significant fine and a lengthy driving ban, which should serve as a very stark warning to other motorists.
“If you’re arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving, refusing to co-operate only makes things worse in the long run.”
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