A MAN pretended to have coronavirus after failing to provide breath samples to police.

Comitat Rostas, 29, was alleged to be drink driving by officers in Glasgow's Cathcart on May 3, 2021.

He was arrested and advised police he had no symptoms of the virus.

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Following his failure to give officers two samples of breath, Rostas told officers that he had symptoms as well as a positive test.

But, it was later discovered that Rostas had never taken a PCR test.

Rostas pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

He also admitted failing to co-operate with a breath test without a reasonable excuse.

The court heard officers on patrol had reason to stop Rostas' vehicle at 1am.

Officers believed Rostas was under the influence of alcohol during their conversation.

After the roadside process was carried out, Rostas was arrested.

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Prosecutor Laura Bradley said: "He was asked if he had symptoms of coronavirus or was a contact with someone infected and he replied 'No, no coronavirus'."

No PPE or a caged vehicle was required as a result and he was taken to a police station.

He was later asked to provide two samples of breath for testing which he purposefully failed to do properly.

As a result, he was charged and made no reply.

Rostas was told he would be kept in a cell overnight before his court appearance the following day.

Ms Bradley said: "Rostas then said he had symptoms of coronavirus and he had been unwell for some time.

"He said he had been tested and when asked for the results he replied in English 'Not good'."

Ms Bradley informed the court that an NHS check revealed there was "no trace of Rostas doing a PCR test."

David O'Hagan defending told the court: "He is working in a car wash and he lives with his parents and has a two-year-old daughter."

Sentence was deferred until next month pending background reports by sheriff Johanna Johnston QC.

Rostas, of the city's Govanhill, was granted bail meantime.