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Teen driver who had cannabis in system is banned from the road

A teenage driver who was caught behind the wheel with cannabis in his system has been banned from the road.

Hereford Magistrates Court. Picture: Google

Robbie Boulton, of Border Meadow, Ludlow, was caught in a Volkswagen Polo on the B4361 North Road, Leominster on January 21 this year.

A test found he had 5.1 microgrammes of Delta 9 THC - the main psychoactive component of cannabis - per 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit, taking into account the possibility of accidental exposure, is 2mcg.

Boulton, aged 19, pleaded guilty at Hereford Magistrates Court to driving a motor vehicle with a controlled drug above the specified limit.

Magistrates banned him from driving for a year and fined him £120. Boulton must also pay £135 in prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £48.

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