‘Harsh lesson’ for Southery drug-driver

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

A Southery woman will learn a “harsh lesson” after she admitted drug-driving, a solicitor said this week.

Lynn magistrates heard Hannah Bridges, 19, had been stopped by police on the evening of December 21 last year.

She gave a positive test for cannabis at the roadside and admitted having drugs with her.

Later tests showed she had 3.5 micrograms of the drug per litre of blood. The legal limit is two.

Bridges, who had pleaded guilty to drug-driving and possession of 11.2 grams of cannabis, was banned from driving for 12 months and fined a total of £120 at a hearing on Monday.

Mitigating solicitor Tim Bartlam said Bridges and her family had endured a lengthy period of anguish.

He said there were no aggravating features, adding: “She is going to learn a very harsh lesson.”