A DRUG-driver has been banned from the roads for three years after she was caught out on a busy Hereford road.

Jessica Hardy entered guilty pleas to two counts of driving while over the drug limit when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford in May.

The court heard from prosecutor Lauren Millichip that the 32-year-old had been caught out in Hereford's Kings Acre Road after getting behind the wheel of a Ford B-Max while over the drug driving limit on September 26.


An evidential blood test revealed that Hardy, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Andrew Cleal, had 6.5 microgrammes of cannabis product delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and  276 microgrammes of cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine per litre of blood.

The legal limits are two microgrammes  and 50 microgrammes respectively.

Hardy, of Eardisley, Herefordshire, was disqualified from driving for 36 months and received a six-month conditional discharge for the offences, with magistrates saying that they had taken her guilty pleas into account when imposing the penalty.