Man caught driving while 16 times over drug limit, King's Lynn court told
A homeless driver who was caught with more than 16 times the limit for cocaine in his system has been banned from the roads for three years.
Police stopped Stephan Jason James Corrigan as he was trying to do turn in the road on the A47 in Lynn in a Ford Ka, town magistrates heard yesterday.
Jane Walker, prosecuting, said: “Police described him as spaced out and his speech was slurred. A drug wipe proved positive for cannabis and cocaine.”
Corrigan was found to have more than 800 micrograms of Benzoylecgonine, the compound which is tested for in most analyses for cocaine, per litre of blood. The legal limit is 50.
He was also seven times the limit for MDMA and just above the limits for cannabis and ketamine.
Corrigan, c/o Hillside, East Barsham, Fakenham, pleaded guilty to four counts of drug-driving, driving with an expired provisional licence and having no insurance.
Mitigating for the 29-year-old, solicitor Jeff Lewis said: “He admits that he didn’t have the necessary documentation and those traces of drugs were in his system.
“His circumstances are very difficult. He’s currently homeless. His car was seized and has probably been crushed. That was his home at the time – he was living in it.”
Mr Lewis added: “He had been out socialising and, through me, he apologises for his foolishness.”
Corrigan was disqualified for 36 months, fined £100 and told to pay £30 victim surcharge. There was no separate penalty for the licence and insurance offences.