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Man who was driving ‘quickly’ in Swaffham refused to do breath test for police

A 23-year-old who refused to provide specimen for analysis said that he was “disappointed” to find himself in court again.

Jordan Charlton appeared in Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where he admitted to the offence which took place on October in Swaffham.

Prosecutor Qamar Iqbal said that at 9.14pm, police saw Charlton driving “quickly” and decided to pull him over.

They asked Charlton to do a test to see if alcohol or drugs was in his system. But he refused to do so.

He was subsequently arrested and taken to Lynn’s Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he answered “no comment” to each question.

Charlton has four previous offences to his name.

In mitigation, Ruth Johnson said that Charlton is at risk of losing his job after the mandatory driving disqualification which comes with committing this offence.

Ms Johnson said: The loss of his driving licence will mean he will lose his job.

“His job hasn’t just helped him financially, but working has helped his mental health with keeping his mind occupied.

“He is disappointed to find himself here.”

Ms Johnson added that Charlton showed “genuine remorse” for his actions.

Magistrates, led by Joselin Girling, disqualified Charlton, of Old Allotment Close in Ashill, from driving for 17 months.

He will also pay a fine of £811 along with a victim surcharge of £324 and court costs of £105.

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