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

Michal Krysztalik entered a guilty plea to two counts of driving while over the drug limit when he 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 Nissan Qashqai in Hereford's Waterfield Road on October 20.


An evidential blood test revealed he had 64 microgrammes of controlled class A drug cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine and 2.5 microgrammes of controlled class B drug cannabis product delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood.

The respective legal limits are 50 and two microgrammes.

Krysztalik, of Bridge Street in Hereford, was fined £80, with magistrates saying they had taken his guilty pleas into account when deciding on the penalty, and received an obligatory three-year driving ban.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135.

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