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Crashed and failed to provide sample

| Written by Hans J Marter

A MAN from Lerwick who overturned his car in Cunningsburgh after driving at an excessive speed before refusing blood sample to police has been disqualified from driving ahead of sentencing next month.

Dan Inkster, of Lyndhurst Place, pled guilty at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday to a careless driving charge which took place on 5 March on the A970 at Mail, Cunningsburgh.

The 30 year old admitted driving at an excessive speed such that he was unable to control his car after executing an overtake manoeuvre, with the vehicle then colliding with a roadside barrier and overturning before coming to rest in the middle of the carriageway.

Inkster also admitted failing to provide a specimen of blood at the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick on the same day, which was requested by police to ascertain his levels of alcohol.

As he had previous convictions relating to drink driving, Sheriff Philip Mann said would be defer the case until 13 September for criminal justice social work reports to be prepared.

He banned Inkster from driving in the interim.

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