A barber has had his driving licence revoked for almost three years after crashing his car on the A31 - and then refusing drink and drug tests.

Pavan Madray, 34, of Oxford Road in Reading, crashed his Fiat on the A31 last April, close to the Earley Service Station.

Reading Magistrates' Court heard today (February 21) how the car was searched, and a packet containing an unidentified white powder was found.

Officers reported that Madray's breath smelt of alcohol, and arrested him at the scene.

However, when asked by investigators to provide breath and blood samples, Madray refused.

He appeared before Reading Magistrates' Court today (February 21) charged over his noncompliance on the day.

Magistrates disqualified Madray from driving for 30 months. They handed him a 12-month community order, including a 15-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

In addition, Madray will be expected to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work, and must pay the court £199 in fines.