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In 2014 Mrs A was charged with failure to provide samples of breath at a police station in Kent. She had been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, but her behaviour was the result of genuine distress following an incident with a relative. She was still very distressed at the police station and incapable of complying with the police request for breath samples. She was charged with failure to provide, and her defence was that she had a reasonable excuse namely an emotional inability. Both medical and psychological evidence was called to support her defence and the court found her not guilty.

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