Wigan drug driver banned from road for three years

Michael Oakes, from Swinley, was behind the wheel under the influence of a powerful tranquiliser, a court heard.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:26 am

Oakes, of Lord Street, appeared before borough justices to plead guilty to having taken ketamine before getting behind the wheel of a Volvo S40 which was stopped by police in Pottery Road, Wigan, on August 14 last year.

The officers had become suspicious of the 25-year-old's driving abilities, Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court was told.

Tests subsequently showed that he had levels of the banned drug above legal limits in his system.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

As well as the disqualification, Oakes also has £239 to pay in the form of a fine, victim services surcharge and court costs.

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