Letchworth drug-driver banned from the road

Miles Connors from Baldock pleaded guilty to driving without a licence, insurance or due care and at

Miles Connors from Baldock pleaded guilty to driving without a licence, insurance or due care and attention when he appeared at Stevenage Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. - Credit: Archant

A Letchworth motorist who drove through the town with illegal drugs in his system has been banned from the road.

Kyle Gooch, of Spencer Way, was found at the wheel of a Peugeot 206 in Letchworth Gate on March 10 – with tests revealing a high level of cannabis to be in his bloodstream.

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to driving with illegal drugs in his bloodstream, as well as possession of a bag of cannabis, when he appeared before Stevenage magistrates last week.

And chairman of the bench David Knight banned Gooch from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months – obligatory for the offence.

Gooch must also pay £160 in fines, £85 cost and £30 surcharge – a total of £275.

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