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Drug driver who refused to give Surrey Police blood sample banned from driving

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Drug driver who refused to give Surrey Police blood sample banned from driving

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 1:41pm 11th March 2020. (Updated at 7:54pm 11th March 2020)

A man who refused to provide a blood sample after being tested for drug driving in Surrey has been handed a jail sentence and banned from driving.

The man from Brentford in Hounslow was on the Sunbury Cross roundabout in Sunbury last December when he crashed into railings.

Officers saw the collision and after checking on him they carried out a routine drugs test which turned out to be positive for cannabis. 

The 24-year-old was arrested and taken to hospital.

Once at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, officers began drug driving procedures.

The driver was required to provide a blood sample analysis but he refused to do so, claiming it was against his religion.

At Staines Magistrates' Court last Tuesday (3 March) the man pleaded guilty to failing to provide.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison (suspended for 12 months), disqualified from driving for 29 months and ordered to pay £120 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.