FAILING to provide a sample of blood after being suspected of driving while impaired through drugs resulted in a 12-month ban for Charles O’Brien.

The 41-year-old, of Mossblown, Ayrshire, pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to the offence which happened at Borders General Hospital on December 22.

He also admitted driving a van without the proper licence at the Asda car park in Currie Road, Galashiels.

Fines totalling £400 were imposed with a £20 victim surcharge.

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