Driver disqualified for failing to provide specimen for analysis

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A MAN who failed a roadside breathalyser test and then refused to give a sample at the police station has been disqualified from driving.

Tomasz Rafal Pilat (45) pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis after he was arrested just after 10pm on Wednesday 15 May on Grande Route de Saint Jean.

He had been seen by States police officers and witnesses as he struck the curb with his car and drove on the wrong side of the road.

When police asked him to stop, he forgot to apply his handbrake – a mistake his lawyer said his client had made because of stress.

Advocate Nicholas Mière, defending, said the “glazed” look in Pilat’s eyes was caused by prescription medication he had been taking.

Relief Magistrate Peter Harris disqualified Pilat from driving for two years, at the end of which he will need to retake his driving test.

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