Jacksdale drug driver sentenced twice for the same incident in Kirkby

A Jacksdale driver who was prosecuted for driving under the influence of cannabis in Kirkby had already been sentenced for possessing the drug at an earlier hearing, a court has heard.

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 11:58 am

David Kent's VW was pulled over on Sutton Road, in Kirkby, because officers thought he was driving while talking on a mobile, at 12.10am, on December 29 last year.

They smelled cannabis and a blood test revealed he had 3.5 mcgs of the Class B drug, when the permitted limit is 2 mcgs, said prosecutor Yaysa Hue.

Magistrates heard he received a conditional discharge, a £200 fine and a six-month ban for possession of drugs at a hearing on February 11, relating to the same incident.

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He has previous convictions of a dissimilar nature.

Kent, who represented himself, made no comment.

Kent, 38, of Albert Avenue, Jacksdale, admitted drug driving when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Thursday.

He was fined £120, with a £34 surcharge, and he was banned for 12 months.

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