A man who crashed his car after drinking then refused to take a “pointless” breath test has been banned from driving for three years.
Liam Copp pleaded guilty to charges of failing to provide a specimen for analysis, driving whilst disqualified and using a vehicle without insurance.
Vanessa Jones, prosecuting, said that in the early hours of June 20 police attended at Lane Head Road in Shepley.
She told Kirklees magistrates: “Officers saw Mr Copp standing in the middle of the road, waving his arms to attract their attention.
“They saw his car on its side by the grass verge and it had sustained serious damage.
“He sat in the rear of the police vehicle and said: ‘Before you ask me, yes I have been drinking (and) I’ll be over the limit.
Copp, 25, was arrested but refused to provide samples of breath at the police station.
Paul Normandale, mitigating, said his client thought that it was pointless taking a breath test.
He told magistrates that there was a point as Copp had drunk only a couple of cans of beer and may not have been over the limit.
Magistrates heard that Copp, of Slaithwaite Close in Thornhill Lees, was banned from driving previously for offences including drink-driving.
As well as his new driving ban they told Copp that he must pay £290 fine, £85 costs and £29 victim surcharge.
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