Sheffield drug-driver banned after testing positive for cannabis

A cannabis-user has been disqualified from driving after he tested positive for the class B drug.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 6:37 pm

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on December 5 how Leslie Thompson, aged 59, of Daresbury Place, Gleadless, was stopped in his car by police on Gleadless Road, Sheffield, and was taken to a police station after he failed a drug swipe.

Kirsty Pearson, prosecuting, said that following a blood test Thompson was found to have a cannabis derivative in his system which registered over the specified legal drug-drive limit.

Thompson pleaded guilty to exceeding the cannabis drug-drive limit after the incident on June 1.

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Drug-driver is banned from the road after registering over the limit for cannabis.

Defence solicitor Maz Sharif said Thompson has been using cannabis for a long time but he is going to get some support to address his drug use.

Magistrates fined Thompson £120 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.