Man given a suspended sentence for drug driving

A 21-year-old man who was arrested after failing the roadside drugs test back in February has been sentenced.

Leighton Daniels of Kelhan Walk in Moston, Manchester tested positive for both cannabis and cocaine at the roadside in Pensarn, Abergele during the early hours of February 1st.

An officer from the Special Constabulary’s Road Safety Unit arrested Daniels and he was taken to police custody where blood was obtained for further testing.

Today, Wednesday 8th July, Daniels appeared before Llandudno Magistrates Court where he was sentenced to 8 weeks in prison - suspended for 24 months, disqualified from driving for 32 months and ordered to pay £122 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Special Sergeant Daniel McNulty of the Roads Safety Unit said: “Choosing to drive when impaired by drugs is reckless and unacceptable. Not only are you risking your own life but the lives of innocent members of the public.

“Drug-driving is one of the five main causes of serious and fatal road traffic collisions, and we will continue to proactively target drivers who commit a #Fatal5 offence and put them before the courts.”

If you have information relating to someone you think is driving whilst under the influence, please contact us on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.

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