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Cowbit teenager drove with cannabis and cocaine in his system

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A Cowbit teenager has been banned for a year after being found driving with cocaine and cannabis in his bloodstream.

William Neal (19), of Capes Entry, Cowbit, admitted two charges of driving under the influence of drugs when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Yaysa Hue, prosecuting, said he was stopped while driving his Ford Fiesta on the A16 at Sutterton on December 30 because he was not displaying headlights. He was drugs wiped as there was a smell of cannabis in the car.

Boston Magistrates' Court (49221037)
Boston Magistrates' Court (49221037)

She said he tested positive and was found to have 2.8 micrograms of cannabis, (the legal limit is 2), and 103 micrograms of cocaine (legal limit is 50) in his bloodstream.

She said Neal had previous drugs convictions in 2019.

Mitigating, Philippa Chatterton said Neal only used drugs on a social basis but, with his mother’s help, was no longer taking them at all.

She said he had taken the drugs at a party the night before.

Neal was banned from driving for a year and ordered to pay a fine of £300 and a total of £119 in court costs and charges.

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