Driver had ‘very disturbing’ level of crack cocaine in his system
BAILEY WAS NOT INSURED TO DRIVE
A 34-year-old Derbyshire motorist was found to have a ‘very disturbing’ amount of crack-cocaine in his system when he was stopped by police.
A court heard how David Bailey, of Ripley, was pulled over and swipe tested for the drug in High Holborn Road, in Codnor.
It was discovered that he was also uninsured to drive the Toyota Aygo he was driving and did not have a correct licence.
Prosecuting solicitor John Cooper said: “Officers stopped a black Toyota Aygo and spoke to the defendant and confirmed he had no insurance and no licence.
“Due to the way he was behaving he did a drug test and registered positive for cocaine.”
Mr Cooper said a blood sample given by Bailey, of Ash Crescent, revealed he was over the specified drug-drive limit for cocaine and for the cocaine derivative Benzoylecgonine after the incident.
District Judge Andrew Davison, sitting at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court, said: “It’s a very high and disturbing reading in respect of the crack cocaine.”
Bailey pleaded guilty to exceeding the cocaine drug-drive limit, exceeding the limit for cocaine derivative Benzoylecgonine, and driving without insurance and a licence.
Defence solicitor Kirsty Sargent said there was no suggestion of any bad driving when Bailey was pulled over by the police and he was fully compliant and co-operative. She said that Bailey’s circumstances have changed since the offences were committed in July.
Ms Sargent said Bailey had been in an unhealthy relationship with another drug-user but the relationship had ended and he was seeing drug-support group Addaction.
Bailey was sentenced to a 12 month community order with a Thinking Skills Programme, a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and 120 hours of unpaid work. He was also disqualified from driving for two years, fined £180 and must pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.