Drug driver banned after telling police who stopped him he was ‘pretty high’

Waterbeach man banned for driving whilst 'pretty high'on cannabis. Picture: Twitter/@FenCops

Waterbeach man banned for driving whilst 'pretty high'on cannabis. Picture: Twitter/@FenCops - Credit: Twitter/@FenCops

A driver who told police he was “pretty high” when pulled over has been sentenced.

Kyle Walsh, 26, was pulled over on January 4 in High Street, Waterbeach, after officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from his Volkswagen Golf.

When questioned he admitted he had smoked cannabis earlier that day and he later failed a roadside drugs test.

At Cambridge magistrates’ court last Tuesday (August 18) Walsh, of Jubilee Close, Waterbeach, was disqualified from driving for a year after admitting driving while over the specified drug limit.

He was also fined £230 and ordered to pay £85 in costs.

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PC Chris Smith, of the South Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Walsh got behind the wheel that day in full knowledge he was not in a suitable state to drive.

“Driving while under the influence of drink or drugs puts the lives of innocent road users at risk”.

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“We remain committed to keeping our roads safe and I urge anyone who knows someone that drives under the influence to report it to us. You could save a life.”

If you know someone who drink or drug drives you can report anonymously via our confidential hotline 24/7 on 0800 032 0845 or via our website www.cambs.police.uk/report.

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