Actor banned on breath test refusal

A television actor has been banned from driving for refusing to provide a specimen of breath to police who found him asleep behind the wheel.

Kris Marshall, who appears in My Family as well as adverts for BT, received a six-month ban from Yeovil magistrates, which is bound to raise the cost of hiscar insurance cover.

He had refused to do a breath test for police who smelled alcohol off him, although he admitted he had been drinking.

Officers found Marshall asleep in the reclined driver's seat with the car keys in the ignition and the radio on just after midnight on October 1 in the car park of a Tesco supermarket in Wells, Somerset.

Marshall, 38, from Long Barton, near Wells, pleaded guilty at South Somerset Magistrates' Court to refusing to supply a specimen of breath while in charge of a motor vehicle.

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