Hitchin motorist who drove through Letchworth with cocaine in his system is banned

A thief from Stevenage who stole a sweet vending machine from a community centre during a long serie

A thief from Stevenage who stole a sweet vending machine from a community centre during a long series of offences was jailed on Tuesday. - Credit: Archant

A motorist from Hitchin who admitted driving through Letchworth with cocaine in his system has been banned from the road.

St Albans magistrates heard on Tuesday that Paul Adams, 45, of Bingen Road, had been found driving a Vauxhall Astra along Willian Road with 63 micrograms of cocaine in his blood – the threshold for drug driving is 10 in a litre – on December 21 last year.

His blood was also found to contain 800 micrograms of benzoylecgonine, a cocaine metabolite – the drug driving threshold being 50 micrograms per litre of blood.

Adams admitted two counts of drug driving, and was banned from holding a driving licence for two years by chairman of the bench Audrey Adams.

The bench also ordered him to pay a £200 fine, £85 in costs and a £30 surcharge.

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