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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.

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Court news

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.

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