A BIKER has been banned from the roads after he was caught out in Hereford while over the drug limit on cocaine.

David Baker entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the drug limit when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford on January 24.

The court heard from prosecutor Melanie Winterflood that the 44-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Chris Reid, had been caught out in Holmer Road in Hereford after getting on a motorbike while over the drug-driving limit on June 15.


An evidential blood test revealed that he had 480 microgrammes of controlled class A drug benzoylecgonine, which is cocaine, per litre of blood. The legal limit is 50.

Baker, of Springfield Close, Marden, was disqualified from driving any motor vehicle for 12 months and fined £120 for the offence, with magistrates taking his guilty plea into account when imposing the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £48 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.