12-month ban for cannabis driver

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A MORT­GAGE ad­vi­sor has been banned from driv­ing af­ter he was caught with cannabis in his sys­tem.

James Brown, 38, was pulled over on the road by po­lice who found a snap bag of the drug in his Mazda car. Brown, of Wil­lowmead Drive, Prest­bury, ad­mit­ted drug driv­ing and pos­ses­sion of cannabis at Mac­cles­field mag­is­trates’ court on Oc­to­ber 27.

Now he has been fined £400 and banned from driv­ing for 12 months.

The court heard that he was pulled over in Wil­lowmead Drive just af­ter mid­night on Septem­ber 5.

Deb­bie Byrne, prose­cut­ing, said: “PC Barasart was fol­low­ing the de­fen­dant’s car and pulled it over. He could smell a strong smell of cannabis.

“The de­fen­dant ad­mit­ted smok­ing ear­lier in the night. A road­side swab test had a pos­i­tive re­sult.

“The of­fi­cer also found a snap bag of the drug on the de­fen­dant, which he con­firmed was his.”

John Gal­lagher, de­fend­ing, said: “The man­ner of his driv­ing was never an is­sue in this case. There is a zero tol­er­ance ap­proach to cannabis and driv­ing.

“This will have financial con­se­quences. He will be un­able to visit clients.”

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