Newtown drug driver receives three-year road ban

A motorist who tested positive for a substance found in cannabis has been banned from the road for three years.

Welshpool Magistrates Court
Welshpool Magistrates Court

Robert Hill, aged 22, was stopped in a Fiat Punto on the A483 at Dolfor, near Newtown on May 5 this year.

A drug test found he had 6.8 microgrammes of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The legal limit it is 2mcg.

Hill, of Trefonen Avenue, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, pleaded guilty at Welshpool Magistrates Court to driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit.

As well as the road ban, magistrates handed him a two-year community order which includes 40 hours of unpaid work.

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