A MAN found slumped over the wheel of his parked car had no intention of driving because he intended to take his own life.

Blackburn magistrates heard police were alerted and found Mark Julian Walduck in a drowsy state and struggling to stay awake.

The court heard he admitted smoking heroin and failed a cocaine test but despite his best efforts did not provide a specimen for analysis.

Walduck, 52, of Barnes Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a sample of urine for analysis on June 6.

He was fined £160 with £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge and banned from driving for three months.

Gareth Price, defending, said his client had co-operated in every way possible with the police and said it had not been a deliberate refusal.

"He co-operated with the impairment test and agreed to provide a specimen of blood," said Mr Price.

"The doctor realised it was not possible to take a blood sample and the fall back was a urine sample. He agreed to that but was simply unable to provide a sample within the hour as stipulated."

Mr Price said Walduck was found by police in his car in a back alley.

"That was fortunate for him because he had gone to that location to take drugs and end his own life," said Mr Price.