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Highland driver who smoked cannabis is handed one year motoring ban and fined at Inverness Sheriff Court after admitting a drug-driving charge


By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre. Picture: Gary Anthony.
Inverness Justice Centre. Picture: Gary Anthony.

A MECHANIC has been disqualified from driving for a year and fined £440 after admitting a charge of drug-driving.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that Raymond Anderson (51) was driving home to Carnarc Crescent, Inverness, at around 11pm on November 3 last year after smoking cannabis at a friend’s house earlier in the day.

But a passing unmarked police car noticed he was driving very slowly and when officers stopped him in Anderson Street they could smell the drug.

A test showed Anderson’s blood had almost four times the permitted 2mcgs level of cannabis metabolyte in his system, rendering him unfit to drive.

Defence solicitor Willie Young said Anderson had thought the effects of the cannabis had worn off.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank agreed that the driving ban imposed would be reduced by three months if Anderson passes a driver rehabilitation test.



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