Two-year ban for driver with cannabis and ecstasy in system
A man caught driving with cannabis and ecstasy in his system has been banned from the road for two years.
Lewis Tanner was also driving his Ford Fiesta without a valid MoT certificate when stopped by police in Bridge Street, Ipswich, on June 4.
Subsequent tests found the 27-year-old had been driving with 10 microgrammes of cannabis derivative Delta-9-THC and 12mcg of MDMA in his blood - the respective limits being 2mcg and 10mcg.
On Monday, Tanner admitted two counts of drug-driving and one count of driving without a valid test certificate at Suffolk Magistrates' Court.
The court heard he had 17 previous convictions for mainly drug-related offences.
Declan Gallagher, mitigating, said there was no suggestion of impairment to Tanner's driving at the time of the offences.
Tanner, of Pageant Place, Framlingham, was fined a total of £280 and banned from driving for two years.
- 1 ‘Demolition Man’ Cook tells vast majority of Ipswich Town squad to find new clubs
- 2 Mum-of-four with 'beautiful soul' dies after collapsing in the street
- 3 Ipswich U18s fall to second-half Liverpool goals - how the FA Youth Cup semi-final unfolded....
- 4 Takeaway contaminated food with raw meat and sold items past use-by date
- 5 Film crews spotted in Ipswich town centre
- 6 Steam locomotive back in Suffolk for anniversary trips
- 7 'Beautiful inside and out': Tragedy as mum dies 48 hours after giving birth
- 8 'Larger-than-life' Ipswich drama teacher Gloria Henshall dies
- 9 Pub boss struggling to recruit ahead of lockdown lifting
- 10 Couple transform historic building near coast into new bed and breakfast