A BASINGSTOKE man who failed to provide a specimen of blood for analysis as been banned from the roads. 

On Sunday, February 4 this year Christopher Etheridge, of Priestley Road, in Basingstoke failed without reasonable excuse to provide a specimen of blood for a laboratory test when suspected of having driven a vehicle.

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During a hearing held at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Thursday, March 21 the 39-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence.

Magistrates banned Etheridge from getting behind the wheel for 12 months and ordered a fine of £100 to be paid.

Court costs of £85 and a surcharge fee of £40 must be paid.