A PROVISIONAL driver from Wrexham was found to be over the drug driving limit when stopped by police.

Adam James Jones, 33 of Cheshire View in Brymbo, had cocaine and a derivative of the class A drug in his blood after taking his friend’s car without consent on May 11. Despite no complaint being made on that fact, Jones, who had a previous conviction for drink driving was banned from the road for a period of three years.

Rhian Jones, prosecuting, said how the Vauxhall Astra Jones was driving had been stopped by police and after providing a sample was found to have 31 milligrammes of cocaine in his blood with the limit being ten, while he also had 639 milligrammes of BZE, a deriviative of the same drug in his system, with the limit being 50.

David Matthews, defending, said that Jones had been out of trouble for five years.

He had admitted a driving licence offence because he had not passed his driving test and that day he had taken a friend’s car without consent although no complaint about that was made.

The defendant had worked for a long time in the building industry but was due to start a new job.

As well as the three year ban, Jones was also fined £120 for drug driving and £120 for no insurance - with £85 costs and a £30 surcharge.