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when suspected of having driven a vehicle and having been required to provide a specimen of blood for a laboratory test...failed without reasonable excuse to do so...
No I was happy to provide a specimen but I had to sign to do so, and I didn't understand what the officer read out to me - I ask for clarification that's all - they/didn't so I signed for consent but went to add in writing that I wasn't altogether clear about what I was signing for this was deemed delaying tactics and refusal
ok, but yes I was confused, the script may be basic but it was a script I d never heard before. basically then what sort of outcome can I expect from this?
I had driven 6miles ish from my home to where my partner of 4years was residing - there was no quarrel we were in constant contact and civil however, I wanted to talk to him not text or phone to say that whatever contact we had I wished it to stop - there was no malice etc on the way down to his place I stopped and bought a bottle of wine. I knew he would unlikely to be there but thought I'd wait. I parked and proceeded to drink the blinking wine, initially to just take a few swigs for dutch courage - it was a while and I got more workedup and upset I drank over half the bottle, it was warm and eventually got out the car and walked with my bottle and for some silly silly reason I threw the bottle of wine and it smashed a window - the police were called. I did not deny anything, infact all I could say was 'I didn't mean to do it'.
Yes, at around 3-30am two officers drove me to my car breathalysed me which was fine, and handed me my car key to drive myself home. so does this mean I can now/still drive before going to court. and is there any way I can prove that I was not, had not been drinking and driving? and is there any appeal procedure?
But I DID provide a specimen of breath as soon as I was asked to - which came out at around 92, furthermore I provided a second specimen of breath with no hesitation,, but the second time the machine didn't work - not my doing. It was the blood test which seems to be the problem. So might any of this work in my favour? sorry to labour this I simply need to know what the law requires.