Fined for failing to provide a specimen

A woman who was found asleep in a van in Chapel-en-le-Frith failed to provide a specimen of breath, a court heard.

Officers were called to Long Lane, Chapel, just after midnight on May 26, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard. On arrival, they found a white Transit van with the headlights on full beam and Samantha Cyzewski asleep in the drivers seat, prosecutor Jennifer Fitzgerald said.

Officers suspected she had been drinking and asked her to provide a roadside breath test, which she failed. She was then arrested and taken to Buxton police station where she refused to provide a specimen.

Cyzewski, 40, of Chapel Campsite, admitted the offence.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said: “There had been a huge disagreement between her and her husband and she decided to leave the address. She took a flask of coffee and some brandy with her, drank them and went to sleep.

“Emotionally she was in pieces. She accepts she shouldn’t have just refused.”

Cyzewski was fined £74 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 surcharge. Her licence was endorsed with ten penalty points