Shropshire Star

Drug driver who had cocaine and cannabis in his system fined £40

A driver who had cocaine and cannabis in his system has been fined £40.

Pavilion Court, Newtown. Picture: Google

Tomasz Kuras, aged 40, was caught behind the wheel of an Audi A3 in Pavilion Court, Newtown, on October 2 last year.

A test found he had 18 microgrammes of cocaine in his system per litre of blood - above the legal limit of 10mcg. He also had 3mcg of Delta 9 THC - the main psychoactive part of cannabis - per litre of blood. The legal limit is 2mcg.

A third substance, benzolecgonine - the main metabolite of cocaine - was also found in Kuras' system. He had 695 mcg per litre of blood - well above the legal limit of 50mcg.

Kuras, of Fern Square, Newtown, pleaded guilty at Welshpool Magistrates Court to three counts of driving with a proportion of a controlled drug above the specified limit.

As well as the fine, magistrates banned him from driving for 23 months. Kuras was also given a nine-month community order which includes 15 rehabilitation activity days. He must also pay £85 in court costs.

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