Sussex Police have released footage of a Luton man’s ‘aggressive and obstructive’ behaviour after he was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
David Nimmo, 27, of Speak Close, was arrested shortly after 3am on June 1 after officers found him sitting in his car in Upper Bognor Road, Bognor, with the keys in the ignition.
The 27-year-old smelled of alcohol so officers took him into custody to test if he had been drinking.
Footage recorded inside the custody suite shows Nimmo goading officers and telling them to “do a real job”.
He refused to answer questions or to allow himself to be breathalysed.
Nimmo later pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis when he appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 18 June.
He was given 10 points on his licence, fined £320 and ordered to pay £235 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.
The footage has been released as part of Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug-driving across the county.
Chief inspector Phil Nicholas, of Sussex and Surrey roads policing unit, said: “The footage of Nimmo shows the aggressive and obstructive behaviour that officers often have to put up with from offenders.
“Nimmo seemed to think that he knew the law better than the officers and appeared to try to provoke a response by goading them but their professionalism meant that they were able to remain calm and in control of the situation.
“If you refuse to give us a sample of breath for analysis you are committing a criminal offence and you should expect to be charged– whether you think you should or not.”