Father of three had cannabis in his system

A father-of-three was found with cannabis in his body when his motorbike was stopped by police.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:53 pm
He had been taking cannabis.

Christopher Davey, a 30-year-old shop worker, of Buxton Avenue, Bispham, pleaded guilty to drug driving, possessing cannabis and not driving in accordance with his provisional licence.

He was banned from the road for 15 months and fined £160 with £85 costs plus £30 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor, Jim Mowbray, said police saw Davey riding a Yamaha on Devonshire Road without L-plates on April 29 at 2.45pm. When stopped he smelled of cannabis and a small bag of the drug was found.

A blood test showed 10 units of cannabis in his body - two is the limit.

Peter Manning, defending, said Davey had smoked some cannabis the night before and believed when he rode his bike about 18 hours later the drug would have left his system.

His L-plate had been obscured by mud.