DRIVER CAUGHT WITHOUT A SEATBELT CONVICTED OF DRUG DRIVING

A 26-year-old man was caught drug driving when officers pulled him over for not wearing a seat belt, the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court heard last week.

Robert Collins, of Fairlee Road in Newport, appeared before Magistrates on Friday charged with 1 count of drug driving on 31st January this year.

Liz Miller, prosecuting, said that at 10:15 in the morning on Great Preston Road in Ryde, Police noticed Collins driving his red Ford Transit van without a seatbelt. The vehicle was pulled over and officers requested a drugs wipe, which proved positive for cannabis.

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Test results showed a reading of 2.9 – the limit being 2.

Defending, Michael McGoldrick stated that his client has autism and had come under some element of peer pressure to take cannabis on the evening of 30th January. Mr McGoldrick said that Collins was proud of his driving licence and was disappointed to lose it.

Magistrates handed down a 12-month driving ban and fined Robert Collins £80, with £85 costs and a £34 surcharge.

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Sunshine
Sunshine
1 month ago

This fella isn’t too intelligent is he. Knowing he had smoked weed, anyone with half a brain would have put their seatbelt on so as not to draw attention to yourself!
Don’t drug drive. Simple.

Mark West
Mark West
Reply to  Sunshine
1 month ago

Or if you do make sure you’re under the limit? Simple.

fred black
fred black
Reply to  Mark West
1 month ago

there should be a zero limit and not be under the limit

 

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