Drug driver from Walpole Highway had cannabis in the boot of his car in Terrington St John
A 19-year-old pulled over by police for speeding had cannabis in the boot of his car and was also drug-driving.
Harley English, of Mill Lane in Walpole Highway, appeared at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where he admitted to driving above the specified drug limit and having a quantity of a Class B drug in his possession.
Prosecutor Nicola Lamb said that on June 28, 2023, police were on patrol on Main Road in Terrington St John when they saw a BMW driving at speed in the opposite direction.
Officers decided to turn around and pull over the driver – who was the defendant.
Police could smell cannabis coming from the car, and English admitted to having some in his vehicle.
Shortly after this admission, police found a quantity of cannabis in the boot of his car, along with a grinder.
Because of this discovery, a drug test was carried out on English which came back with a reading of 3.7mcg of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol – a cannabis breakdown – in his system. The legal limit to drive is 2mcg.
In mitigation, George Sorrell said that English fell off a roof several years ago and injured his back, so he smokes cannabis to help him relax.
The solicitor said: “As a result of this injury, he cannot work at the moment.
“He took the cannabis to relax but unfortunately drove the car and was caught out.
“He is a young man who I would suggest is a person who could learn from this.”
English was disqualified from driving for 12 months and was fined £120 for the offence.
He will also pay a victim surcharge of £48 and court costs of £50.