A 40-year-old heroin addict swore at police and refused to give a blood sample after a car he was driving ended up in a ditch on the A470 near Llanrwst, a court heard on Wednesday.

Paul Egan, of Cae Derw, Llandudno Junction, on benefit, was jailed for 18 weeks by a magistrates at Llandudno.

He admitted failing to provide the specimen in custody at St Asaph, being uninsured and having no licence.

Prosecutor James Neary said an off-duty policeman came across the car, Egan and a female passenger.

Egan’s speech was slurred and he was argumentative in custody. He told police he took heroin every day.

Defence solicitor Simon Sargent said no other vehicle was involved in what occurred on a bend.

Court chairman Darren Campbell told Egan: “We find a high level of impairment.”

He was banned for 165 weeks and ordered to pay £200 costs.