Banned van driver jailed for failing to provide breath test

North Wales Police

A man from Cwm-y-Glo has been jailed after he was caught driving while disqualified.

Hugh Lloyd Davies (37) was stopped by patrol officers on the B4366 in Bethel during the early hours of last Wednesday (29th April).

Police followed his van when they saw him driving towards Pentir, before turning onto an unclassified road.

When he was stopped, it emerged Davies had been banned from driving until 2023. He was unsteady on his feet when he got out of the vehicle, so he was breathalysed and tested positive.

Davies failed to provide another breath test when he was taken into custody.

Within hours, he appeared in court and was sentenced to 24 weeks in jail for disqualified driving, failing to provide a breath test and driving without insurance. He was also banned for another four years and three months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £128.

PC Mark Walker from the Roads Policing Unit said: ”Luckily, we were able to pull him over before he could do any serious harm to other road users.”

”Drivers who do not hold a licence and are uninsured pose a significant danger to other road users. We hope that the fact he has received a prison sentence sends a clear message that getting behind the wheel whilst disqualified is dangerous and utterly irresponsible – and you will be punished for it.”

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