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Man, 19, admits drug-driving after North Lynn police stop

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A Downham teenager has been banned from the roads for drug-driving.

Police pulled over Aiden Clegg in Raby Avenue, North Lynn, after believing him to have taken a corner too fast.

It happened on October 5 last year and Clegg was arrested after providing a positive drug wipe for cannabis.

King's Lynn Magistrates Court (54417693)
King's Lynn Magistrates Court (54417693)

A later evidential test showed a reading of 4.9 micrograms of a cannabis breakdown product per litre of blood in his system. The specified limit is two. Clegg, 19, pleaded guilty to drug-driving.

Solicitor Tiffany Meredith, mitigating, said the defendant had driven from West Winch to see friends.

She added: “He feels he wasn’t speeding around the corner. He says the reason he was stopped was an anomaly with his registration plate.

“He fully admitted to the officer at the side of the road that he had smoked cannabis.”

Miss Meredith said the mandatory ban would mean that Clegg could no longer be able to do his job as a pizza delivery driver but he was hoping to be offered a role within the shop.

The defendant was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £100 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge.

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