A TEENAGER has been banned from the roads after he was caught out drug-driving on the A49 in Hereford.

Jack Hilldrup entered a guilty plea to one count of drug-driving when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in January after entering a not guilty plea at an earlier hearing.

The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 19-year-old had been caught out behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta on the A49 Victoria Street in Hereford on August 12 while over the drug-drive limit.


An evidential blood test revealed that he had 284 microgrammes of class B controlled drug ketamine per litre of blood. The legal limit is 20 microgrammes.

Hilldrup, who is of Greenfield Drive in Kington was banned from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 24 months and fined £850 for the offence, with magistrates saying they had taken his guilty plea into account when imposing the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £340 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.

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