Terrington St Clement man admits drug-driving charge

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A man was banned from driving today after he was found to have cannabis in his system following a crash.

Rico Young, 22, of Bullock Road, Terrington St Clement, tested positive for the class B drug when tested by police following a collision in the village on June 1, Lynn magistrates were told.

A subsequent sample showed he had three micrograms of the drug per litre of blood in his system. The legal limit is two.

Andrea Clarke, for Young, said he had not been using the drug on the day of the incident and there was some dispute over who was at fault.

But she added that her client was aware there was no alternative to a disqualification, even though it would cause him to stop working as a self-employed gardener.

Young, who admitted driving with a proportion of a controlled drug over the prescribed limit, was banned from driving for 12 months.

He was also fined £120 and told to pay a £150 criminal courts charge and a £20 victim surcharge.