A VAN driver from Herefordshire has been banned from the roads after using cannabis and getting behind the wheel.

Bradley Kirby admitted drug-driving, driving while disqualified and using a motor vehicle on a road without third party insurance when he appeared before Hereford magistrates.

Kirby was driving a Ford Transit van in South Street and Hawthorn Place, Leominster, on October 12 last year when he was caught out, prosecutor Lauren Millichip said.

Kirby provided a blood test to test for class B drug cannabis. The evidential test revealed he had more than seven microgrammes of cannabis product delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The legal limit is two.


The 27-year-old pleaded guilty to all three offences and this was taken into account by magistrates imposing the penalty. However, they had no choice but to impose a driving disqualification, as all drivers convicted of drug-driving are banned.

Kirby, of Hawthorn Place, Leominster, was disqualified from driving for three years and fined £120 for the drug-driving offence, disqualified from driving for six months and fined £120 for driving while disqualified, and given no separate penalty for driving without third party insurance.

He must also pay costs of £85 and a £96 victim surcharge.