Northampton drug-driver was up to three times over cocaine and cannabis limit
Magistrates hit 26-year-old with 15-month ban and £845 court bill
Magistrates banned a Northampton man from driving for 15 months after hearing he had a cocktail of drugs in his system while behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Corsa.
Ahmed Mardi Osman, 26, admitted three drug-driving offences while driving on Bedford Road, Northampton, on July 5 last year.
Tests showed Osman had 18UG/L of cocaine compared to the legal limit of 10µg/L in his blood and 188UG/L of Benzoylecgonine — a major metabolite of cocaine — more three times the legal limit of 150µg/L.
Further tests showed 5.9UG/L of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in his blood compared to the legal limit of 2µg/L.
Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol — better known to cannabis users simply as THC — is the marijuana plant's primary component for causing psychoactive effects.
Osman, of Badger Lane, Grange Park, received three concurrent driving bans of 15 months each, plus an order to pay £845 in fines, prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victim services.
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