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Cannabis found when police stopped uninsured driver, King's Lynn court told

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A driver who only passed his test ten months ago has now been banned from the roads.

Reece Peers Holland, 21, was found to have no insurance for a Citroen C4 he was driving in Lynn Road, Wereham, last month.

Police pulled him over at about 4pm on July 9 after checks showed the offence.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (49624384)
King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (49624384)

Peers Holland told officers he though he was insured, magistrates in Lynn were told on Thursday.

Checks showed that the policy had been cancelled on June 25 due to non-payment.

Herbal cannabis was spotted on the steering column of the car and the defendant admitted there was some more in the back of the car. A total of 22 grams was found.

Peers Holland pleaded guilty to possession of a class B controlled drug and having no insurance.

Charlotte Winchester, mitigating, said her client was financially struggling during the coronavirus pandemic and he had got into a muddle transferring stuff across to a new phone after his original was run over by a tractor.

She asked that the magistrates consider a short period of disqualification which would enable him to keep his job as a stockman.

She said six or more penalty points would lead to his licence being revoked as he had only passed his test last October.

Peers Holland, of Whittington, was banned for two weeks and fined £100. For drug possession he was fined £300.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs plus a £34 victim surcharge.

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