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Wiggenhall St Peter man in King’s Lynn court after drug-driving

A drug-driver told a court that he has sold his car since being caught by police – who said they could smell cannabis while travelling behind him.

Shane Peplow, 35, of St Peters Road in Wiggenhall St Peter, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, where he pleaded guilty to two offences.

He admitted driving above the specified drug limit, as well as having 3.53g of cannabis – a Class B drug – in his possession.

Peplow had smoked cannabis before driving. Picture: iStock
Peplow had smoked cannabis before driving. Picture: iStock

Prosecutor Holly Postle explained that on July 11 last year at 10am, police were following the Nissan Qashqai that Peplow was driving and noted a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle.

Officers opted to pull over the vehicle, and Peplow admitted to having smoked the Class B drug.

A drugs test was carried out on Peplow, which returned a reading of 5.4mcg of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, a cannabis breakdown, per litre of blood. The legal limit to drive is 2mcg.

Peplow had one previous conviction to his name at the time.

He appeared unrepresented in court and said: “Well I accept what I did was wrong. I took the drugs and went out the next day.

“There’s nothing I can argue with. I’m a single dad. I’m taking things on the chin as they are being dealt with and I’ve sold my car and walking everywhere.”

Peplow was disqualified from driving for 16 months and fined £120.

He will also pay a victim surcharge of £48 and court costs of £50.

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