A MAN has been ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work, has been disqualified from driving for 30 months and has racked up a court bill of more than £150 after refusing to provide a specimen of breath.

Luke Nicholson was asked to provide the specimen after he was stopped while driving in Carlisle on June 22.

Nicholson, of Newtown Road in Carlisle, pleaded guilty to the charge at the city's magistrates' court on Tuesday (July 9).

The 42-year-old was given a community order requiring him to complete 200 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months, he was ordered to pay a surcharge of £85 to fund victim services and was told to pay £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The court also disqualified Nicholson from driving for 30 months.