Drug driver banned
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.”