A DRUG-DRIVER has been banned from the roads after he was caught out on a busy Herefordshire main road while over the legal limit.

Otis Orrill entered a guilty plea to one charge of driving while over the drug limit when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in November.

The court heard the 48-year-old had been caught behind the wheel of a white Vauxhall Astra on the A449 at Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire while over the drug-drive limit on May 4.


An evidential blood test revealed Orrill had 3.9 microgrammes of controlled class B drug cannabis product delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The legal driving limit is two microgrammes.

Orrill, who is of Lime Grove, Long Eaton, in Nottingham, was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months and fined £500 for the offence, with magistrates saying they had taken his guilty plea into account.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £50 victim surcharge, which is used to fund services supporting victims of crime.

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