A SELF-employed investment worker caught urinating on a garage forecourt failed to supply police with a breath specimen, a court has heard.
Paul Bennett, 34, of Daddon Hill in Northam, pleaded guilty at North Devon Magistrates' Court on Friday to failing to provide a breath specimen.
The court heard police attended Orchard Hill in Bideford and saw Bennett drive to the Esso Garage on Kingsley Road in Bideford.
They saw him urinating on the forecourt. Officers smelt alcohol on his breath and asked for a specimen.
Bennett then tried to smoke a cigarette and became aggressive so was arrested. Once in custody he continued to refuse to supply a breath specimen.
Lawrence Overend, for the defence, told the court Bennett is a man of good character and is extremely remorseful about the offence.
He explained Bennett's wife had suggested he go for a drink on August 24 which he did.
The court heard he consumed a few pints of cider before being stopped by police.
Bennett was fined £400 along with a victim surcharge of £40 and costs of £85. He was also disqualified from driving for 24 months.