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Nairn drug driver banned for four years was caught twice in eight days

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre where Sheriff Court sits.
Inverness Justice Centre where Sheriff Court sits.

A DRIVER was banned from getting behind the wheel of a car for four years after admitting driving while under the influence of cannabis twice within days.

Jordan Hughes (18), of George Street, Nairn, was also fined £520.

Hughes appeared for sentence at Inverness Sheriff Court after previously admitting the two offences, and a further two charges of driving without insurance.

The court was told that police were called out to deal with a car which had ended up in a ditch near Auldearn on December 28, last year. Hughes tested positive for the drug. He was four times the legal limit to drive.

Then on January 4, police spotted him driving a different car in Cawdor Road, Nairn, and when he was stopped, he was five times the safe limit.

Defence solicitor advocate Mike Chapman said his client had “a troubled and troubling background” but added he was making progress.

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