A BIKER who overtook a police car in a Herefordshire town has been banned from the roads.

Jack Bradbury entered a guilty plea to one count of drug-driving when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in March.

The motorcyclist had been caught out after overtaking a police car in Kington's Church Road on October 16, prosecutor Melanie Winterflood said.

Officers decided to pull Bradbury over, believing he may have been speeding, the court heard, although no evidence of speeding was submitted in evidence.

Bradbury was arrested after failing a roadside drug test, and an evidential blood test revealed he had 1,476 microgrammes of Diazepam per litre of blood. The legal limit is 55 microgrammes.


Chris Read, for Bradbury, said it was impossible for the 21-year-old to have been travelling very fast on the road due to traffic conditions at that time of day.

"The drug in question was Diazepam, which is not one that crops up very often in this court," Mr Read said.

The court heard Bradbury had been prescribed the medication, and had been told to take a maximum of two tablets as and when required.

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"He admits he had taken more than two," Mr Read said.

The court heard Bradbury, formerly of Kington, has since moved to Brighton and is due to start a new job.

Bradbury, of Bloomsbury Place, Brighton, was fined £200 and disqualified from driving for 12 months. He must also pay prosecution costs of £135 and an £80 victim surcharge.