Burnley drug driver more than three times the limit banned from the road for 12 months

A drug-driver, more than three times the cannabis limit, was banned for 12 months at Burnley Magistrates’ Court.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 10:50 am
Updated Monday, 18th November 2019, 11:03 am
The defendant was fined 120 with a 30 victim surcharge and 85 costs.

Haiyat Ali Khan was found to have seven micrograms of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood in his system when he was tested at the police station. The limit is two.

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The 26-year-old was fined £120, with a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

The defendant, of Thursby Square, Burnley, admitted driving on Briercliffe Road, in the town with a proportion of a controlled drug above the specified limit, on May 1st.

He also pleaded guilty to a separate allegation of driving on Colne Road, Burnley, without due care and attention on January 22nd.