Cannabis user banned from the roads

Police incident
Police incident

A “HABITUAL” drug user has been banned from the roads after being caught driving with more than five times the legal amount of cannabis in his system.

Dean Holcroft of Petticoat Lane, Ince, pleaded guilty to two charges, including possession of the class B drug, at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that on August 5, police stopped Holcroft on Manchester Road after they saw his car had blue side lights.

But upon inspecting the vehicle, the officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis.

And after testing the defendant at the roadside, it was found he had 11 micrograms of the drug in his system, the legal limit is two.

Not only this but two snap bags of cannabis were discovered on Holcroft.

Defendig Peter Gilmur said the 39-year-old had been a habitual cannabis user since school.

He said that he has taken a lot of steps to change his

Holcroft was disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay a £375 fine, £150 court charge, £100 costs and £38 victim surcharge. Magistrates also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.