Driver punished for being eight times over the limit
A Scarborough drug driver has been disqualified after being caught eight times over the limit.
Daniel Johnson, 24, of West Park Terrace, was stopped by officers from North Yorkshire Roads Policing Group on New Year’s Eve 2016.
A roadside drug wipe test was conducted and proved positive for cannabis.
Johnson was arrested and bailed whilst police awaited the results of further blood tests. These tests later found that Johnson was actually eight times the legal limit for cannabis – having 16ug per 100ml of blood with the legal limit being 2ug per 100ml.
Johnson appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on February 13, charged with drug driving and failing to provide a specimen.
While on bail for the original drug driving offence, Johnson was stopped again by police on February 12 in Pickering on suspicion of the same offence.
Another roadside test returned a positive result for cannabis. However, when in custody Johnson refused to provide a blood sample and was charged with the offence of failing to provide.
He was dealt with immediately at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court and found guilty of both offences. He received a driving ban of two years and was ordered to pay a total of £500 in fines and £105 in associated charges.
Scarborough Magistrates’ Court