Young drug driver had been smok­ing cannabis

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A TEENAGER was caught drug driv­ing in his mum’s car.

Bradley Dob­son, 19, was found with cannabis in his sys­tem af­ter he was pulled over by po­lice be­cause of the stan­dard of his driv­ing.

Dob­son, of Becks Lane, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted drug driv­ing at Mac­cles­field mag­is­trates’ court on De­cem­ber 29.

He was fined £125 and banned from driv­ing for a year.

Deb­bie Byrne, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “On Novem­ber 12 at 8.35pm PC Jones saw the de­fen­dant drive a Nis­san Mi­cra onto Chelford Road in a poor man­ner.

“He was also seen to cross the cen­tral line at ex­ces­sive speed.

“PC Jones pulled the de­fen­dant over and tested him for drugs, which proved pos­i­tive.

“The de­fen­dant told the of­fi­cer he had been smok­ing cannabis ear­lier in the day.”

An­thony Gard­ner, de­fend­ing, said Dob­son, a part-time shop as­sis­tant, was ‘deeply sorry’ and ‘ashamed’ of his of­fence.

He said: “He was driv­ing his mum’s car. He ad­mits smok­ing cannabis ca­su­ally from time to time with friends.

“Af­ter only a year of driv­ing it’s a shame­ful ex­pe­ri­ence.”

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