Drug driver banned

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A ‘DAZED and con­fused’ drug driver was caught twice in two months, a court heard.

Max Alastair Grif­fiths, 22, was pulled over by po­lice on May 7 for driv­ing too slowly and found to be drug driv­ing, Mac­cles­field mag­is­trates’ court was told.

How­ever, on June 27 the de­fen­dant was caught driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of cannabis again. Grif­fiths, of Cur­zon Road, Poyn­ton, ap­peared in court on two seper­ate oc­ca­sions for the of­fences. At a hear­ing on Tues­day, Septem­ber 15, he ad­mit­ted drug driv­ing on May 7 and was banned from driv­ing for 18 months and fined £230. At at an ear­lier hear­ing, on Au­gust 4, he ad­mit­ted drug driv­ing on June 27 and was banned for 12 months.

Deb­bie Byrne, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “At 11.50pm po­lice on Park Green Road saw a car trav­el­ling very slowly and swerv­ing in the road. Af­ter it turned down Craig Road the of­fi­cer pulled it over. He could smell cannabis and de­scribed the de­fen­dant as dazed and con­fused.”

Crayling Smith, de­fend­ing, said: “He was Chrons dis­ease and has been self-med­i­cat­ing.”

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