A DRUG-DRIVER has been banned from the roads for three years after he was caught behind the wheel while 16 times the limit.

Dane Wade entered a guilty plea to magistrates in Hereford.

The court heard the 33-year-old had been caught behind the wheel of a Fiat Doblo in Hereford's Belmont Road while over the drug-drive limit on May 28.

An evidential blood test revealed he had more than 800 microgrammes of cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine per litre of blood. The legal limit is 50.

Wade, of Cottonwoods, Hereford, was disqualified from driving for three years and fined £250. He must also pay costs of £135 and a £34 victim surcharge.