A HEREFORDSHIRE man has been been banned from the roads after he was caught drug driving. 

Joshua Howells, of Duke Street, Kington, pleaded guilty to having 75 micrograms of Benzoylecgonine in 100 litres of blood. 

It is the main metabolite of cocaine, with the legal drive limit being 50ug/l.


Hereford Magistrates Court heard on Wednesday (July 19) that the 27-year-old was driving a Peugeot 206 on Cantilupe Road, Ross-on-Wye, on February 3.

Chris Reid, defending Howells, said his client was already disqualified from driving for 18 months and had an outstanding fine still to pay.

Magistrates banned Howells from driving for 12 months and fined him £180. 

He also has to pay court costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £72.