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Disqualification for King's Lynn driver caught with drugs in her system following Pullover crash


By Lynn News Reporter


A Lynn sales representative said she would "definitely lose her job" after being caught driving with cocaine in her system.

Rebecca Young, 27, of Page Stair Lane, was tested by police on January 25 this year following a collision on Pullover Road in Lynn, magistrates heard on Monday.

Young pleaded guilty to being over the specified drug-driving limit after being found with 76 micrograms of Benzoylecgonine ­- the compound usually tested for in cases involving cocaine - per litre of blood. The legal limit is 50.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court
King's Lynn Magistrates' Court

Stacey Cossey, prosecuting, told the court Young had taken cocaine two days before she failed a roadside test.

Young said she did not realise the drug was still in her system when she was driving, and claimed the crash was not her fault.

But presiding magistrate John Hare told her: "Quite frankly you should not be taking cocaine in the first place.

"It is still in the system from the weekend or whatever. It's a problem that often comes in the courts.

"It's disappointing but having been found over the limit, there is nothing we can do. It's quite a hard lesson."

Young was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £300. She was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.



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