A MOTORCYCLIST who was found to be just over the legal limit for cannabis has been handed a fine and ban.

Blake Carter, of Llys Yr Orsedd in Ponciau, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old admitted that on February 10, he drove a motor vehicle on Ruabon Road in Wrexham when the proportion of cannabis in his blood exceeded the specified limit.

He was found to have 2.1 microgrammes of the substance per litre of blood - the limit being 2.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson told the court that on the morning of the offence police spotted the defendant riding a motorbike.

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But the 'L' plates the officer expected to see on such a vehicle, having confirmed provisional licence holder Carter was the owner, initially appeared absent.

A 'tatty' L plate was later found but after being pulled over, Carter provided a positive drugs swipe.

Ceri Lewis, defending, said her client had shown "genuine remorse" and had offered police his "full cooperation."

She said he hadn't had any cannabis for a few days before the incident, and hasn't had any since.

The court handed down a 12 month driving ban and a £135 fine, as well as ordering him to pay £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

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