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Builder given driving ban and £1,485 court bill for smoking a joint behind the wheel

A self-employed builder stopped by police in Shrewsbury and found to be high on cannabis, has been handed a court bill of nearly £1,500 and banned from the road for 16 months.

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A cannabis joint

Daniel Rowton, of Highley, was stopped in his BMW on Old Potts Way in Shrewsbury on December 5 at around 1pm.

Hannah Baddeley, prosecuting, said police then noticed a “strong smell of cannabis” emanating from the 28-year-old's car.

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