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Man who was drug driving with children in car on A47 in Swaffham disqualified from driving

A man who was pulled over by police for having children in his car without the correct booster seats was subsequently found to be drug driving.

Lewis Pegg, 35, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where he admitted to drug driving along the A47 at Swaffham.

Prosecutor Sarah Fiddy said that on April 16 at around 7.30pm, police officers were on patrol in the area and stopped Pegg, who had children in his vehicle without the correct seat restraints.

Pegg appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court
Pegg appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court

A drugs test was carried out on Pegg which came back with a reading of 321mcg of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood, a major cocaine metabolite, in his system. The legal limit to drive is 50mcg.

He appeared unrepresented in court and said: “I don’t have an excuse for it, I wasn’t working at the time and was getting into trouble.

“I can’t really blame anyone but myself.”

Pegg, of Charles Close in Dereham, was disqualified from driving for 14 months and fined £480.

He will also pay a victim surcharge of £192 and court costs of £55.

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