Banned Sheffield driver was caught behind the wheel with drugs

A banned motorist who was caught driving while disqualified was also found with crack cocaine.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 3:27 pm
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 12:15 pm

Cole Kirkland, aged 24, of Weakland Crescent, Sheffield, was caught by police driving on Mansfield Road, Sheffield, while disqualified, according to a Sheffield Magistrates’ Court hearing on January 9.

Matthew Duffy, prosecuting, said Kirkland had been seen driving erratically on December 5 and was stopped by police.

Kirkland admitted to police he was banned from driving, according to Mr Duffy.

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Mr Duffy added police also found a small wrap of white powder in the vehicle.

Kirkland admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance and admitted possessing the class A drug.

Yvonne Wragg, defending, said Kirkland had been driving his poorly partner to her mother’s home.

Kirkland was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation requirement.

He was further banned from driving for six months. He must pay a £90 victim surcharge and £85 costs.