A LORRY driver has been banned from the roads after he was caught out in Herefordshire while over the drug limit.

Alexander Rogers entered a guilty plea to one count of driving a motor vehicle while over the drug limit when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in July after entering a not guilty plea to the charge at an earlier hearing.

The court heard from prosecutor Simon Cleary that the 38-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Sam Lamsdale, had been caught out while behind the wheel of a Scania on the A44 at Bredenbury near Bromyard while over the drug-driving limit on July 20 last year.


An evidential blood test revealed that he had 4.6 microgrammes of controlled class B drug cannabis product delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The legal limit is two.

Rogers, of Cow Lane in Sytchampton, Stourport-on-Severn, was handed a two-year community order with 120 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for two years.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £450 and a £114 victim surcharge.