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DRUG DRIVER WHO WAS ‘HUGELY ABOVE THE LIMIT’ SLAPPED WITH 12-MONTH BAN

F4557ecf-9cc8-4a45-8005-cbf6d4953d6cA drug driver who crashed into a tree on Racecourse Roundabout earlier this year, providing a Benzoylecgonine reading of almost 11x the limit, has been handed a 12-month driving ban and fined £550.

Deverill Hudson, 48, of St John’s Road in Ryde, appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court today (Friday) facing 1 charge of driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug over the specified limit.

The court heard that it was on 26th February that Police were called to reports of a single-vehicle collision, in which a BMW 3-series crashed into a tree at the side of the carriageway at Whippingham.

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Liz Miller, prosecuting, detailed that officers arrived to find the keys on the driver’s seat, the vehicle’s airbags deployed and the car abandoned. A recovery agent had already arrived to remove the vehicle.

A roadside drugs wipe was carried out which indicated a positive result. Laboratory tests revealed a Benzoylecgonine reading of 546 ug/l – the limit being 50.

Defending, Henry Farley explained that his client had been run off the road by a tipper truck in the right-hand lane whilst travelling at around 10-15mph. It’s then that Hudson arranged the recovery of his vehicle and got into a friend’s car to continue on his way to work.

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Mr Farley said that his client had been fully cooperative and returned to the scene after receiving a call from the Police control room.

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The bench also heard from the defence that Hudson – a father of 2 – had consumed cocaine on the Wednesday night before the crash whilst watching football on television with a friend. By Saturday morning he felt fine to drive.

Magistrates questioned the legitimacy of the account stating “the reading is hugely above the limit for something apparently taken 2 days beforehand”. They also questioned as to why both the vehicle’s airbags deployed at 10-15mph.

Benzoylecgonine is detectable in your blood within 30 minutes of consuming cocaine and the amount will then rise gradually over the next 2-3 hours.

Deverill Hudson was handed a 12-month driving disqualification, fined £550 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £55 surcharge.

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Mark West
Mark West
1 month ago

If he wasn’t an addict he could afford something a little better than a 09 reg 3 series

Me me
Me me
Reply to  Mark West
1 month ago

Stupid comment he could have killed someone

Mark West
Mark West
Reply to  Me me
1 month ago

i’m guessing you drive a clapped out F90/91?

Yea yea
Yea yea
Reply to  Mark West
1 month ago

Bird bird bird is the word

Adele Stannard
Adele Stannard
Reply to  Yea yea
1 month ago

Sorry, I don’t understand your comment. Could you explain, please?

Yea yea
Yea yea
Reply to  Adele Stannard
1 month ago

Don’t you know about the word ????

Gimme gimme
Gimme gimme
Reply to  Adele Stannard
1 month ago

Don’t you know about the word ?????

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Another pathetic slap on the wrist by our useless magistrates. He is no doubt now driving while banned, coked up to the eyeballs.

JHVF
JHVF
1 month ago

So is the charge for having the Cocaine pending ?

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

Henry Farley explained that his client had been run off the road by a tipper truck in the right-hand lane whilst travelling at around 10-15mph…

ahhh ha ha ha – yeah right, f%%k off! – the picture of the car shows it sustained far more damage than 10mph would do – more lies.

Spot on
Spot on
Reply to  isle of wighter
1 month ago

A 10-15mph impact would cause only superficial damage. Less than believable defence.

Jen
Jen
1 month ago

I doubt that wrist slap will even be felt
Total joke.12 months ban is no deterant
Do you have too kill someone too even get much more !!

fred black
fred black
1 month ago

why do they say over the limit, there should be a zero limit as in “not over the limit” but had consumed drugs so banned

ink
ink
Reply to  fred black
1 month ago

Because many prescription drugs can contain derivative’s of coke or heroin for example co-codamol has heroin derivative , so if you had taken a couple for a head ache you could well be over a limit

I Believe
I Believe
1 month ago

How can someone who is drugged up eleven time over the limit have any defence. His attorney should be ashamed, and the Magistrate given a dose of common sense for treating this so lightly.

Rob Ashton
Rob Ashton
1 month ago

Must be great for his kids finding your father is a druggy.

Freddie
Freddie
Reply to  Rob Ashton
1 month ago

Bet Child Protection Agencies will hopefully looking at this – drugs in the house ?. Best his kids are removed for safety – how many other times did he drive with them in car when drugged up ?.

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  Rob Ashton
1 month ago

They will probably follow in his filthy, expensive habit. And so the cycle will never end.
Pathetic. A bad example of a Father.

Yea yea
Yea yea
Reply to  Rob Ashton
1 month ago

Don’t u know about word bird bird bird is word

Adele Stannard
Adele Stannard
Reply to  Yea yea
1 month ago

Sorry, I don’t understand your comment. Could you explain, please?

Gimme gimme
Gimme gimme
Reply to  Adele Stannard
1 month ago

Bird bird bird is the word Adele say don’t you know about the word

Rob Ashton
Rob Ashton
Reply to  Yea yea
1 month ago

English translation please

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 month ago

Serves him right. Thank God idiots like this bloke hasn’t killed an innocent road user.
Absolutely no time for anyone who drinks or drug drives. Selfish and stupid. Now stay off the island roads, go away and think over what you’ve done. I hope people like you learn from your mistakes.

Cal Orific
Cal Orific
1 month ago

Magistrates can only hand down sentences according to guidelines and can only, ever, hand out a max 1 year sentence.

There cannot be a zero limit because, as has been said elsewhere, plenty of prescription drugs would test positive and the limits are set with regard to road safety.

He cannot be prosecuted for being stoned as it isn’t an offence. Possession of the actual drugs is the offence, with possession with intent to supply being more serious.

The kind of Ill informed comments seen here make me glad for our independent judiciary rather than the political appointees they have in the US.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Cal Orific
1 month ago

And it is idiots like you with your liberal attitude to crime that has dragged this country into the gutter, as there is no punishment for crime anymore. At least the Americans do punish their criminals, which is how it should be in a decent society. Something that the UK lost a long time ago.

Leyton Stone
Leyton Stone
Reply to  Cal Orific
1 month ago

Maybe if he involves your family in an accident upon release you might know how it feels. I hope it’s not my family

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Cal Orific
1 month ago

They can impose a unlimited fine and a 6 month jail term, pathetic sentence given to the guy, but I Island courts are just as pathetic

fred
fred
1 month ago

I bet he’ll be back on the road in days. Shame they do not show his face so locals will know when they see him driving again.

Incredible !!
Incredible !!
1 month ago

Drink or Drug driving should carry a 10 year driving ban, as well as a £1,000 + fine !!

 

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