Failed to provide a specimen

By Observer Reporter in Crime

A Pembroke Dock man has been given 10 penalty points on his licence after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to provide a specimen for analysis after being suspected of being in charge of a vehicle whilst over the limit.

Twenty-seven-year-old Gareth David Jones, of Llanreath, appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday, to admit the charge, which occurred on July 23.

Prosecutor Vaughan Pritchard-Jones told the court that police officers on patrol in Pembroke were informed by a member of the public at around 3.130 am, that the defendant was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle on Main Street, and appeared to be intoxicated.

“The keys were in the ignition and the engine was running. It was clear that Mr. Jones had been drinking and he provided a positive roadside sample,” he explained.

The court heard that at the police station in Haverfordwest, Mr. Jones didn’t blow long enough into the device and failed to provide a specimen.

Magistrates imposed ten penalty points onto the defendant’s driving licence and fined him £160 for the offence.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85 and a £30 victim surcharge.