A HEREFORD woman has been banned from the roads after she was caught drug-driving.

Heather James entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the drug limit when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford in February.


The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 36-year-old had been caught behind the wheel of a black Seat Leon while over the drug-driving limit in Munstone Road, Hereford, on October 25 last year.

An evidential blood test revealed that James, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Philip Cornell, had 2.7 microgrammes of controlled class B drug cannabis product delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The legal limit is two microgrammes.

James, of Grosmont Grove, Hereford, was fined £233, with magistrates saying they had taken her guilty plea into account when deciding on the penalty, and received an obligatory 12-month driving ban.

She was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £93 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.

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