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Fakenham man in King’s Lynn court for being 16 times drug-drive limit

A 49-year-old driver who was weaving in the road was 16 times the drug-drive limit.

Kevin Dennis, of Barons Close in Fakenham, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where he admitted driving above the specified drug limit.

Prosecutor Stephen Munton explained that on July 12 last year, Dennis was seen by police swerving on the A47 at Necton and they decided to pull him over.

Magistrates Court house on College Lane in King's Lynn
Magistrates Court house on College Lane in King's Lynn

Police saw that Dennis’ eyes were glazed and a drug test came back with a reading of 800mcg of Benzoylecgonine – a cocaine breakdown – in his system. The legal limit to drive is 50mcg.

In mitigation, George Sorrell said: “The mandatory disqualification will cause him hardship, he is a single father who drives his daughter to work.”

Mr Sorrell explained that Dennis was out with friends and was offered the cocaine, so decided to take some.

Dennis was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £120 for the offence.

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

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