Drug-driver caught in Hunstanton after row with girlfriend

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

A man was caught driving under the influence of cannabis in Hunstanton following a row with his girlfriend, a court heard.

Joshua Shepherdson, 21, pleaded guilty to charges of driving in excess of the prescribed limit for the drug and possession when he appeared before magistrates in Lynn on Monday.

The court heard he had been stopped by police, who noticed a strong smell of the class B drug from his car, on Seagate Road, Hunstanton, on May 22 this year.

He was found to be in possession of 0.62 grams of the drug, while tests showed he had 6.3 micrograms of the drug in a litre of his blood. The legal limit is two.

Defence solicitor George Sorrell said Shepherdson he had driven to Hunstanton following a row with his girlfriend and had sought “consolation” in the drug.

Shepherdson, of Quendon, Saffron Walden, was banned from driving for a year and fined £300.

He was also told to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge. There was no separate penalty for the possession charge.