A DRUG-DRIVER has been banned from the roads after he was caught out in a Hereford street while over the limit.

Matthew Gwynne entered a guilty plea to one count of drug-driving when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester in November after entering a not guilty plea at a previous hearing.

The court heard from the prosecutor that the 29-year-old had been caught behind the wheel of a Fiat Punto in Hereford's Mortimer Road while over the drug-drive limit on October 23.

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An evidential blood test revealed he had 320 microgrammes of class A controlled drug cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine per litre of blood. The legal driving limit is 50 microgrammes.

Gwynne, who is of Clifton-on-Teme, Worcestershire, was fined £777 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 14 months for the offence.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £300 and a £78 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.

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