A DRUG-DRIVER was caught out after he was reported to police by his former partner.

Gregory Philip Dean admitted drug-driving when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Dean was stopped behind the wheel of a Ford Focus on the A438 at Bartestree at around 7.30am on March 24, prosecutor Shafquat Reaz said.

Officers spoke to the 35-year-old, who admitted he had used drugs, and he was arrested after failing a roadside drug test.

An evidential test in custody revealed he had 5.6 microgrammes of cannabis metabolite delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The legal limit is two.

Chris Read, for Dean, said it was clear the police had been given information by his ex partner.

"He and she are involved in a dispute and he had been reported to the police by her," Mr Read said.

"She was correct, of course, but there was no evidence of a problem with his driving.

"He had used cannabis the night before and thought the gap of 10 hours would be enough, but he was mistaken."

Dean, of Frome Park, Bartestree, was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £500. He must also pay costs of £135 and a £50 victim surcharge.