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St Neots drug driver banned from the roads for more than 3 years

Cambridgeshire police operates a dedicated, confidential hotline, 0800 032 0845, to report drink or drug drivers

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A man caught drug driving has been disqualified for more than three years. Road policing officers were on patrol on the A428 in the early hours of 10 August when they spotted a blue Ford Fiesta travelling at speed onto Barford Road.

Officers stopped the vehicle and suspected driver Ryan Redman of being under the influence.

Redman, 37, of Fairfax Court, St Neots, blew 33 microgrammes at the roadside, under the legal drink drive limit of 35.

However, he failed a roadside drug wipe for cocaine. He was arrested and taken into custody where an evidential blood sample was taken, which later showed no less than 800 micrograms of benzoylecgonine present in a litre of blood (ug/L).

Benzoylecgonine is the main metabolite of cocaine, which is formed in the body after cocaine consumption – the legal limit is 50 ug/L.

At Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (30 November), Redman admitted driving while under the influence of drugs and was disqualified from driving for three years and four months.

PC Alex Thomas, who made the arrest, said: “Driving under the influence of drink or drugs is extremely dangerous and can affect your driving in numerous ways, drastically increasing the risk of causing a collision.”

PC Alex Thomas, who made the arrest, said: “Driving under the influence of drink or drugs is extremely dangerous and can affect your driving in numerous ways, drastically increasing the risk of causing a collision.”

PC Alex Thomas, who made the arrest, said: “Driving under the influence of drink or drugs is extremely dangerous and can affect your driving in numerous ways, drastically increasing the risk of causing a collision.”

Mercedes driver also banned after being caught drug driving twice in 2 weeks

A man caught drug driving twice in two weeks has been disqualified from driving.

Alexander Mount was driving a Mercedes C Class at about 12.30pm on 20 September when it lost power on the A14 at Bar Hill.

Police went to assist the 30-year-old and suspected he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Mount admitted to police he’d taken drugs the night before and provided a positive swipe for cocaine.

Officers also found two bags of cocaine in his vehicle and four further bags in his underwear.

In custody he gave an evidential blood sample, which later showed no less than 800 micrograms of benzoylecgonine present in a litre of blood (ug/L).

Benzoylecgonine is the main metabolite of cocaine, which is formed in the body after cocaine consumption – the legal limit is 50 ug/L.

It also showed a reading of 74 micrograms of cocaine – the legal limit is 10ug/L.

On 4 October at about 2.50pm, police on patrol spotted Mount driving while on his mobile phone in Brooks Road, Cambridge.

He tested positive for cocaine and cannabis and further drugs were found in his Volkswagen Golf.

In custody he gave a reading of 66 micrograms of cocaine and no less than 800 micrograms of benzoylecgonine.

At Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday (30 November), Mount, of The Paddocks, Earith, pleaded guilty to two counts of driving while under the influence of drugs, possession of a class A and B drugs and driving while using a mobile phone. He was disqualified from driving for three years.

The force operates a dedicated, confidential hotline, 0800 032 0845, which is available 24/7 and provides the public with the chance to provide information about anyone they think may be driving under the influence. Always call 999 in an emergency.

For more information about drink and drug driving, the law and the dangers it can cause, visit https://www.cambs.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rs/road-safety/alcohol-drug-driving/

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