Joiner caught drug driving by police after smoking cannabis
The officer who pulled him over could smell cannabis in the car
A man was pulled over by police after he drove his car after smoking cannabis earlier that day.
Ryan York was pulled over by police and tested as the officer could smell cannabis in the car, he was tested on the roadside and it read positive.
The 30-year-old from Welham Street in Grantham was caught on Barrowby Road with 5.2 micrograms of cannabis in 100ml of blood, the limit is two.
He pleaded guilty to driving above the controlled drug limit when he appeared in Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Thursday March 8.
Prosecuting Marie Stace said: “He was seen by an officer driving in excess of the speed limit just after 11pm on December 30 2017.
“The vehicle was stopped and the officer could smell cannabis in the car and the officer carried out a roadside test, which came back positive.
“He was then arrested and taken to the police station.”
Mitigating Christopher Pyesmith said: “He has been driving for 10 years and only has three points on his licence. He is employed as a joiner and is not a regular user of cannabis.
“He had smoked some cannabis during the course of the evening, but just didn’t think about it before he drove his car.”
York was fined £360 and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs. He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.