Driving ban for Hitchin motorist who drove up A505 with cannabis in blood and without licence or insurance

A motorist from Hitchin who drove up the A505 with cannabis in his bloodstream and without a licence

A motorist from Hitchin who drove up the A505 with cannabis in his bloodstream and without a licence or insurance has been banned from the road. - Credit: Archant

A motorist from Hitchin who drove up the A505 with cannabis in his bloodstream and without a licence or insurance has been banned from the road.

Christopher Connelly, of Rivermead, is barred from driving for 15 months after being found at the wheel of a Vauxhall Vectra with drugs in his system on January 31.

He lacked insurance for the car or a valid licence, and also had a small bag of cannabis in his possession.

The 33-year-old admitted all charges when he appeared before Stevenage magistrates chaired by Stephen Godshaw.

In addition to the 15-month driving ban – obligatory for the offence – Connelly must pay a total of £320 in fines, £85 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge – £435 in all.

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