Northumberland drink driver who was also over the limit for cocaine banned from the roads

A drink driver who was also over the limit for cocaine has been fined greater than £1,200.

Dylan Douglas also had the Class A drug in his pockets when he was pulled over in the early hours of the morning in Bedlington, Northumberland.

The 24-year-old was behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Corsa when he was stopped by police after the automobile was flagged as much as them as uninsured.

Officers instantly seen that Douglas seemed to be underneath the affect of both booze or medication however he later examined optimistic for each, a courtroom heard.

He was arrested and later discovered to be over the limit for cocaine and alcohol.

Now, Douglas, of Stirling Drive, in Bedlington Station, Northumberland, has been fined £1,200 and banned from the roads for 12 months after he admitted driving with extra alcohol, driving whereas over the specified drug limit and possession of cocaine.

Tracey Wood, prosecuting at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court, stated a uniformed inspector in an unmarked automotive first seen Douglas on Victoria Terrace and pulled him over as his automobile was flagging up as uninsured.

After realising that Douglas appeared intoxicated, an extra officer in a marked police automotive was referred to as to the scene to carry out a roadside breath and saliva take a look at.

Mrs Wood added: “The defendant failed the exams and, at 2.26am, was cautioned and arrested.

“The defendant’s response was “My life’s f*****”. He was taken to Middle Engine Lane Police Station.”

The courtroom was informed that Douglas gave a studying of 40 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath, when the authorized limit is simply 35, and 32 microgrammes of cocaine per litre of blood, when the authorized limit is 10.

A small plastic bag containing the class A drug was also found in Douglas’s pockets.

Paul Dunn, defending, stated Douglas, who has no previous convictions, labored as a fitter and did not know if he would hold his job.

He added: “There was no suggestion of unhealthy driving. It’s with deep remorse he seems earlier than the courtroom for the first time.

“Consequences will observe from that.”

Douglas, who earns on common £720 every week, was fined £1,200 and should pay a £124 sufferer surcharge.



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