Chorley man fined after refusing breathalyzer test

A 53-year-old Chorley man who refused a breathalyzer made a U-turn on his court plea.
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Carl William Holt of Moor Road pleaded not guilty on April 21 for failure to provide a breath sample to police when asked to do so.Preston Magistrates Court was told that on March 27 Mr Holt was suspected of having driven a vehicle and having been required to provide a specimen or specimens of breath for analysis had failed to do so.

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His first plea was one of not guilty. However, on August 15, he changed his plea to guilty.He was then fined £80, had to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34. He was also told to pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

His driving record was also endorsed with 10 points.It was noted that his guilty plea had been taken into account when imposing sentence.

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