A PARTYGOER has told a court she will lose her job after she was caught drug-driving after a night out with friends.

Lisa Claire Griffiths admitted two counts of drug-driving when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford in March.

Hereford Times:

Police had stopped Griffiths behind the wheel of a red Skoda Fabia in Hereford's Wordsworth Road on November 26, prosecutor Melanie Winterflood said.

Griffiths was arrested after failing a roadside drug test and taken to Hereford police station, where an evidential blood test revealed that she had 477 microgrammes of class A drug cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine and 3.5 microgrammes of class B drug product delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The respective legal limits are 50 and two.


George Cousins, for Griffiths, said that the 34-year-old had been caught in a routine stop and had been fully cooperative with police at the scene and at the police station.

"She had been out to a friend's birthday party the night before, where certain things were taken" Mr Cousins said.

Hereford Times:

"She regrets this deeply. She will lose her job today as a result of this, as she lives in Hereford and drives to Bromyard for work."

Griffiths, of Bonington Drive in Hereford, was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £120.

She was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £48 victim surcharge.