Crash driver "seemed to be on drugs"
4:00pm Saturday 20th October 2012 in News
A 36-year-old man whose car ended-up on its side after he crashed in lower Fishguard was banned from driving for 42 months at Haverfordwest magistrates court last Tuesday.
James Matthew Bailey, from Merthyr Tydfil, pleaded guilty to not providing a blood sample at Haverfordwest custody suite on June 27th.
The court was told Bailey’s blue Suzuki Swift was the only car involved in the crash on the A487 and when police arrived at the scene he appeared drunk.
After Bailey returned two negative breath tests for alcohol, police suspected he was on drugs and asked for a doctor to assess him.
The doctor also thought Bailey had taken drugs and asked him to provide a sample of blood, but Bailey refused.
Matt Greenish for the defence said his client had “little recollection of the accident,” but accepted it was a foolish decision and he had to face the consequences.
Bailey was banned from driving for 42 months, fined £185, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15.