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Man sentenced for drug driving in Clacton

PUBLISHED: 08:51 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:51 16 August 2018

A man has been sentenced after being caught drug driving Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

A man has been sentenced after being caught drug driving Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A man caught drug driving in Clacton has been given a suspended sentence and banned from getting behind the wheel for a year.

Martin Horlock, 38, was sentenced to 21 months in prison, suspended for two years, and disqualified from driving for 12 months at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday, August 6.

Police spotted a silver Vauxhall Zafira, which had an expired MOT, driving along Valley Road in the town around 9.30am on Tuesday, February 20.

Officers followed the vehicle to the car park of the nearby Asda and reported Horlock for having no MOT.

Due to a strong smell of cannabis emanating from the car, the vehicle was searched and officers found a box of cannabis plants, a tin containing a green herbal substance, and a canister for CS Spray.

Horlock, of Millard Terrace, Dagenham, was arrested and appearing at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on July 3 admitted drug driving, production of cannabis, possession of cannabis, and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a gas incapacitation device.

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