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A 21-year-old man has appeared at North Staffordshire Justice centre charged with drug driving.

The man was driving his Vauxhall Astra on the A50 dual carriageway when police decided to pull him over.

Lynn Warrington, prosecuting, told the court: “The officer made two attempts to stop the car. It did stop at the BP Garage on Uttoxeter Road, Meir.

“He was requested to provide a roadside drug swipe. It was positive and he was arrested.”

“He was taken to the police station. The procedure was carried out and the reading of cannabis in his blood was 6.2 against the legal limit of two.”

Mitigating for his client, who had recently become a father, Richard Oldroyd told Magistrates that there was no suggestion that the young man had been driving badly, before adding: “His gardening business is bound to suffer as a result. He has given up cannabis as a result of this offence.”

After pleading guilty to drug driving, the man was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £80, ordered to pay £135 costs and a £30 surcharge.

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