20 July 2024

A303 drug-driver banned from the roads for 15 months

A drug-driver who was stopped by police on the A303 has been banned from the roads for 15 months and handed a fine of almost £600.

In January, officers on mobile patrols on the eastbound carriageway of the A303, close to Cholderton, pulled over a black Vauxhall Corsa which was being driven without MOT or insurance.

When they spoke to the driver Daniel Stevens, he appeared distracted and vacant and took several seconds to register the police presence.

The officers were concerned about his behaviour so conducted a roadside drug wipe, which gave a positive indication for cannabis.

Stevens, 24, of Egerton in Kent, appeared at Salisbury Magistrates Court earlier this week (3rd August 2021) and pleaded guilty to drug driving, driving without insurance, and driving a vehicle without a valid test certificate.

He was disqualified from driving for 15 months, ordered to pay a £596 fine, plus a victim surcharge of £60 and court costs of £85.

If you are suspicious of someone driving under the influence of drugs, then please call 101 and give as much information as possible, including the driver’s details or description and their car registration.

If you believe that a crime is being committed and somebody is already behind the wheel then please call 999.

If you have an issue with drugs, remember, support is always available and you can call FRANK anytime on 0300 123 6600 for confidential advice.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty