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INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: Drugged up dope driver caught with cannabis in his system

By Ali Morrison

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The Inverness Justice Centre.
The Inverness Justice Centre.

A LATE-NIGHT phone call for a lift home prompted a 50-year-old Inverness man to jump in the family car to pick up his wife.

But groundworker Uchenna Madueke, of Carbisdale Gardens, Inverness, was stopped by police in Dores Road on August 15 last year – a short distance from the Tesco store where his spouse worked.

A saliva test proved positive for cannabis and later analysis of a blood sample gave a reading of 2.5mcgs of a metalobyte of the drug in his system. The safe driving limit is 2mcgs.

Defence solicitor John MacColl said: “He had taken cannabis two days previously.

“He did not expect to drive that day but he was contacted by his wife late at night as her lift home had fallen through.”

Madueke admitted drug-driving and was fined £420.

He was also disqualified from driving for a year.

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