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King's Lynn man took cocaine two hours before driving

A Gaywood plumber was caught behind the wheel just two hours after taking cocaine, magistrates heard.

Andrew Fysh, 37, of Bagge Road, pleaded guilty to drug-driving and possession of the class A drug, when he appeared in court in Lynn on Thursday.

Vicky Bastock, prosecuting, told the court Fysh failed a roadside test after he was stopped by police on Queen Mary Road at around 5am on February 23.

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

Subsequent examinations showed he had 61 micrograms of cocaine and greater than 800 micrograms of Benzoylecgonine in a litre of blood. The legal limits are 10 and 50 respectively.

The court heard that during an interview with police, Fysh had admitted to possessing the cocaine and had taken a line of it at 3am.

Fysh, who had no solicitor representing him, made no comment when asked if he had anything to say by the bench.

Chairman of the bench John Hare said it was "pretty reckless" for Fysh to be driving so soon after taking cocaine.

He was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £700 and ordered to pay £85 costs, plus a £70 victim surcharge.

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