An Isle of Wight man who crashed his car into a parked vehicle and a garden wall, and then failed to provide a specimen, has appeared in court.

Jason Warren, 54, of Grange Road, East Cowes, went before Isle of Wight magistrates on April 16.

He admitted one count of failing to provide a specimen for analysis at Newport Police Station, although there was dispute over whether or not the failure was deliberate.

Munayah Hassan, prosecuting, said Warren was driving on Cambridge Road, East Cowes on March 31.

He crashed his car into a parked vehicle and then a garden wall.

Court heard how Warren provided a breath reading at the roadside but when he was taken to custody, he failed on four occasions to give another reading.

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Ms Hassan said he did not offer any medical evidence and the failure was deliberate.

Michael McGoldrick, defending, disputed this, saying Warren did try but that he suffers with his mental health and anxiety and being in a police station was stressful for him.

He said he is of good character and has no previous convictions.

To determine whether or not the failure was deliberate, the case was adjourned for a Newton hearing.

It is due to be heard in the same court on June 6, after which sentencing will be decided.