Rainham man Darren King banned from driving for three years

A 23-year-old Rainham man was banned from driving for three years at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday after failing to give a breath sample at Ilford police station.

Darren King was previously convicted in 2007 for driving with excess alcohol and banned from driving for 16 months.

He pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

Nasreen Yadallee, prosecuting, said Darren was seen to come out of a nightclub on CCTV and then drive a car.

He was stopped by police as a result.

She said: “He displayed aggression to officers and refused to provide a breath sample.”

This continued at the police station in High Road, Ilford, on October 10, she said.

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Miss Yangwe, defending, said Darren had been assaulted in the nightclub and was making his way home.

She said: “From Mr King’s position, when he was asked to provide a sample, he said he wanted to see a doctor first and was angry that he hadn’t been provided with medical help.

“He accepts he should have provided a sample.”

The court was told that Mr King had been working as a welder until Christmas and that he was hoping to get back into work.

District Judge Rodway decided to deal with Darren by way of the ban and a �250 fine.

Darren was also ordered to pay costs of �70 and a victim surcharge of �75.