Drug driver caught behind the wheel while more than twice specified limit faces Burnley magistrates

A drug driver, who had more than twice the specified limit of cannabis in his system, has been fined £229.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 3:01 pm
Updated Monday, 13th January 2020, 3:02 pm
A drugdriver, who had more than twice the specified limit of cannabis in his system, has been fined 229 by Burnley magistrates.

Basharat Ali (51) was caught on Queen Victoria Road, Burnley, on August 3rd.

The defendant gave a test which revealed 4.7 microgrammes of delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood. The limit is two microgrammes.

Ali, of Farrer Street, Nelson, admitted driving when the proportion of a controlled drug exceeded the specified limit, at Burnley Magistrates Court.

He must pay a victim surcharge of £32 and £85 costs and was banned for a year.