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Crash driver left scene and declined blood test at hospital

PUBLISHED: 09:02 04 December 2019 | UPDATED: 09:02 04 December 2019

Motlalepula Spencer was taken to hospital for checks  Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Motlalepula Spencer was taken to hospital for checks Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

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A woman who crashed her car, left the scene and then declined to give a blood sample has been banned from driving for a year.

Motlalepula Spencer was involved in a single vehicle collision on the A1088 near Bury St Edmunds on May 12.

The 39-year-old, of The Knowle, Stanton, left the scene but returned to meet police at the scene.

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Spencer was taken to hospital as a precaution but declined to provide blood for laboratory testing.

Spencer admitted the offence on Tuesday at Suffolk Magistrates' Court, where solicitor Jeremy Kendall said it was reasonable to assume she had suffered some degree of shock and possible concussion from the accident.

"While culpable for refusing to provide a sample, she was in an accident, in an environment she wasn't totally familiar with, and suffering a degree of disorientation," he added.

Spencer was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £100.

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