A VIDEO producer chuntered at magistrates then stormed from the dock when he was handed a 12 month driving ban.

Daine Gooden, a 29-year-old former musician who pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer with intent to resist arrest and failing to provide a blood specimen, erupted at JPs: “You’re setting me up to fail. How do I feed my family? I can’t work now.”

The court had earlier heard from defence solicitor Max Melsa that Gooden, of Tunnicliffe Close, Old Town, had occasional work as a music video producer, but was supported by his family. He suffers from pancreatitis and is signed off from work His partner, with whom he has a young child, is a bank manager.

Swindon Magistrates’ Court was told Gooden had been stopped by police in Old Town last November. Gooden, driving a BMW X3, had narrowly missed hitting another vehicle.

When police pulled him over, he appeared to be annoyed, irate and refused to get out of his car, said prosecutor Nick Barr.

Asked for a saliva specimen, Gooden admitted he had smoked cannabis but refused to do a drugs wipe. Magistrates heard that the Gooden and the officers were stood at the roadside for some time, as the drugs test had to be brought by another police unit.

Losing his patience, Gooden pushed one of the constables backwards and ran from the scene.

He was found 15 minutes later at his flat being sick and was taken to Great Western Hospital. On the ward, Gooden refused to provide a sample of blood for police to check whether he had been driving under the influence of drugs.

Defending, Mr Melsa said his client had shown remorse and had apologised to the officer. Gooden has had previous dealings with the police that made him distrusting of the force. He was currently pursuing a complaint against Wiltshire Police, his solicitor added.

On the day he was pulled over, he had been rushing home to his pregnant girlfriend after she had suffered a health scare. He became frustrated at the time it was taking a drugs wipe to be brought by officers and decided to run home.

Despite his poor health, Gooden makes some money from filmmaking, for which he needs to be able to drive.

“He is the sole driver of a young family. Despite the issues with his health he is someone who was trying to raise an income for his family through his filmmaking,” Mr Melsa said.

Magistrates sentenced him to an 18 month community order, requiring him to complete 25 rehabilitation activity days. He was made subject to an eight week night time curfew and banned from driving for a year. Gooden must pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.