Northampton drug-driver banned for 28 months after being stopped twice in five days
Tests on 40-year-old showed cocaine six times over limit
A Northampton man landed a 28-month ban after being caught six times over the drug-driving limit twice in less than a week.
Magistrates heard how tests showed Jamie Dunn had 65 microgrammes of cocaine per litre of blood after he was stopped in York Way, Northampton, on June 12 last year.
The threshold limit is ten microgrammes per litre of blood.
Five days later, on June 17, Dunn was stopped again driving the same Citroen Berlingo van in Moulton. Tests again showed the 40-year-old had 65 microgrammes of cocaine per litre of blood.
Dunn, of Irons Road, Lower Harlestone, pleaded guilty to both charges when he appeared at court earlier this month.
He was banned for 16 months for the initial offence and a further 12 months for the second.
Magistrates also fined him a total of £430 and ordered him to pay a total of £204 towards prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victims services.
Driving under the influence of drink or drugs is one of the ‘Fatal Four’ motoring offences — alongside speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and using hand-held devices behind the wheel — which are most commonly linked deaths and serious injuries on roads.
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