A MAN who banged on the window of a police car parked outside a nightclub told the officer his name and said he should know who he was.

Blackburn magistrates heard the officer told Leon James Bancroft to quieten down and go on his way but checked the registration of a car parked across the road and discovered it belonged to Bancroft.

And half an hour later the officer saw Bancroft get into the car and drive off.

Bancroft, 29, of Mallard Place, Oswaldtwistle, was convicted after trial of failing to provide a sample for analysis. He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 120 hours unpaid work and 25 days rehabilitation activity requirement, banned from driving for 17 months and ordered to pay £500 costs and £85 victim.

Ruby Mckeague, prosecuting, said when Bancroft was stopped he gave a roadside alcohol reading of 39 against the legal limit of 35 and a drug swipe proved positive for cocaine.

At the police station he completed an alcohol test and consented to a blood sample but when the nurse arrived refused to provide a sample until he had spoken to his solicitor.

"The officer said he was showing significant signs of cocaine use," said Miss Mckeague.

Gareth Price, defending, said his client had acted in a way which was totally out of character.