A BMW driver has been banned from the roads after he was caught behind the wheel in Hereford with two drugs in his system.

Louis Davies Jones admitted two counts of drug-driving when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Officers had spotted Davies Jones driving a BMW 3-Series "relatively quickly" in Hereford's Walnut Tree Avenue on January 9, prosecutor Elizabeth Blacklock said.

He was pulled over and asked to take a roadside drug test, and was arrested after it returned a positive result for cannabis and cocaine.

An evidential blood test revealed he had 3.9 microgrammes of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and 112 microgrammes of cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine per litre of blood. The respective legal limits are two and 50.

The court heard Davies Jones has no previous convictions and that there were no aggravating features to the case. 


George Cousins, for Davies Jones, said the 21-year-old had been caught out in a routine stop and that he had fully cooperated with police at the scene.

He said Davies Jones is in work and that his employment will not be affected by his conviction.

Davies Jones, of Kingsleane. Kingsland, was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £500. He must also pay costs of £135 and a £34 victim surcharge.