A DRUG-driver has been banned from the roads after he was caught while more than twice the limit on the A49 in Hereford.

John Crook entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the drug limit when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.


The court heard from prosecutor Thomas Wickstead that the 32-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Chris Read, had been caught out on the A49 in Hereford after getting behind the wheel of a black Nissan Navara while over the drug-driving limit on April 27.

An evidential blood test revealed that he had 4.1 microgrammes of class B controlled product cannabis product delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The legal limit is two microgrammes.

Crook, of Buckfield Road, Leominster, was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £120 for the offence, with magistrates saying his guilty plea had been taken into account when imposing the penalty.