Driver pun­ished for be­ing eight times over the limit

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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

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