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A DRIVER who "saw something run out in the road" before he crashed his car has admitted drug-driving.

Police were called to the A466 in St Weonards after the crash, and tested Mitchell Greenman for cannabis at the roadside.

He tested positive and was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after the incident on September 28 last year, said prosecutor Owen Beale.

At the police station, Greenman was found to have three microgrammes of cannabis product delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The limit is two.

Greenman claimed "something ran out" as he was approaching the brow of a hill, which caused him to hit another vehicle.

He pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle while over the drug-driving limit when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in February.


Mitigating, defence solicitor Chris Read said that Greenman suffers with pain and started using cannabis at night to help him sleep, not realising it would remain in his system the following day.

Greenman, 37 from Tump Lane in Much Birch, was disqualified from driving for 36 months and fined £120. 

 He must also pay court costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £48.