Annesley drug driver was fractionally over the cannabis limit

A young Annesley man who was caught driving fractionally over the legal limit for cannabis has learned the lessons of life the hard way, magistrates have heard.

Friday, 1st October 2021, 1:15 pm

Jake Lewis' Vauxhall Corsa was stopped on Nuncargate Road, where officers smelled drugs coming from the car, at 6pm, on March 19, said prosecutor Neil Hollett

A test revealed the proportion of cannabis in his blood was 2.1 mcgs when the specified limit is 2 mcgs.

Ian Pridham, mitigating, said: "This young man is learning the lessons of life the hard way.

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"I think his dad has bent his ear and for what it's worth I have bent his ear.

“He has been trying to reduce his cannabis use over the last year.

“He has a provisional licence but wasn't displaying "L-plates" and he had no insurance.”

Lewis, 22, of Beauvale Gardens, Annesley Woodhouse, admitted the offences on Thursday.

Mansfield magistrates banned him for 12 months and fined him £300 with a £34 surcharge and costs of £85.