A DRUG-driver was caught with morphine and cocaine in his system after getting behind the wheel in Hereford.

Matthew Tomlinson entered a guilty plea when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster.

The court heard Tomlinson had been caught driving a Vauxhall Astra in Rothesay Mead in Hereford on May 21.

A drug test revealed the 43-year-old had 341 microgrammes of cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine, 27 microgrammes of cocaine, and 154 microgrammes of morphine per litre of blood. The respective legal limits are 50, 10, and 80.

Tomlinson, of Hatfield, Leominster, was disqualified from driving for 20 months and fined £150. He must also pay costs of £135 and a £34 victim surcharge.