AN INVERKEITHING man has been banned from driving after refusing to give a urine sample at hospital.

Anthony Morgan was unable to give a blood sample because of “previous drugs misuse”. He then refused to provide a urine sample to be tested.

Morgan, 43, of Manse Road, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on January 21 at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, he refused to provide a specimen of urine required under the Road Traffic Act.

Depute fiscal Claire Kennedy said that at 4.20pm Morgan was stopped by the police.

“Due to his intoxicated state he was taken to the Victoria Hospital to be checked by medical staff. He was asked to provide blood and said he did not think it would be possible,” added the depute.

He was then asked to provide a specimen of urine and refused.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said: “They asked for blood and he expected there would be a difficulty because of his previous drug misuse.

“They were unable to find a vein to take blood from and he then refused to give a urine sample saying he had agreed to give blood.

“He says he is ashamed of his actions in this matter.”

Sheriff Charles MacNair imposed a three-month restriction of liberty order and banned Morgan from driving for three years.