September 20, 2011

A Drugs-Driver Banned

A MAN has been banned from driving for three years after he drove having taken drugs.
Carlisle magistrates’ court heard how 29-year-old Mark Anderson was stopped after police saw his silver Toyota 4×4 driving down Tait Street in an “inconsiderate manner” on May 28. Prosecutor Pam Ward said police noticed his eyes were glazed and he failed a roadside impairment test. A small amount of heroin was seized.
Anderson, of Northfield Park in Annan, gave a urine sample which proved he was unfit to drive through drugs. He admitted that charge and possessing heroin in court yesterday.
Nick Kennon, defending, said Anderson, a single parent, worked as a warehouse man for a national parcel delivery company and needed his licence for work.
Magistrates disqualified him for 36-months, saying it was his second driving ban in 10 years.
He was fined £215 for the driving offence and £185 for drug possession, and given court costs of £100 with a £15 victim surcharge.

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