Tydd St Giles man convicted of drug driving
A Tydd St Giles man has been convicted of drug-driving two-and-a-half years after the offence.
Luke Youngs was pulled over in Frank Perkins Way, Peterborough, on July 10, 2018, when his Ford Ranger pinged the on-board ANPR system in a police vehicle.
Officers found no issue with the insurance but noticed a strong smell of cannabis.
Youngs, of Field Avenue, failed a roadside drug wipe and was arrested. A test in custody showed 3.3 micrograms of a cannabis metabolite per litre of blood in his system; the legal limit being two.
At Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday, the 25-year-old pleaded guilty to drug-driving.
Kashif Khan, mitigating, said the time for the matter coming to court was not the defendant’s fault.
He said Youngs had turned up for a hearing in November 2018 but had been turned away by a court usher.
The court was told that an arrest warrant had subsequently been issued.
Youngs was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge.