A DELIVERY driver with a fear of needles refused to do a blood and urine test after being stopped by police.

Austin Reid, 25, was arrested after pulling out in front of British Transport officers in Glasgow’s Gallowgate on April 24, 2021.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that Reid was ordered to stop his Abarth 595 hatchback.

There was a “strong smell of cannabis” coming from the vehicle.

Prosecutor Jennifer Gilmour said: “He was required to provide a sample of breath which tested negative for alcohol.

“He was required to provide a blood test.

“Reid had a fear of needles and he was asked to provide a urine sample which he refused to do.”

Reid, of Rutherglen, pleadrf guilty to failing to provide a specimen of urine.

Nigel Scullion, defending, told the court that Reid made a “foolish decision.”

The lawyer added: “He was recently employed as a delivery driver for DPD and will lose his job.

“He will be placed on benefits until he can find a job he can perform.

“It was a foolish and costly mistake and he apologised for that.”

Sheriff Amel Elfallah told Reid that it was an “extremely foolish” decision.

Reid was fined £290 and disqualified from driving for 18 months.