A DRUG-DRIVER caught out in Hereford has admitted using cannabis before driving.

David Horne entered a guilty plea to one count of driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a controlled drug above the limit when he appeared at Hereford Magistrates’ Court earlier this month.

The court heard from prosecutor Lauren Millichip that the 31-year-old had been caught in Waterfield Road in Hereford after getting behind the wheel of a Renault Clio while over the drug-driving limit on October 12 last year.


An evidential blood test revealed he had 5.2 microgrammes (mg) of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The legal limit is two mg.

Horne, of George Bew Close in Hereford, was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He must also pay a fine of £120, prosecution costs of £85 and a £48 victim surcharge.

His guilty plea was taken into account by magistrates when deciding on his penalty.