A MAN caught drug-driving in the early hours of the morning has lost his licence.

Daniel Lewis, of Mond Road in Liverpool, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Monday.

The 37-year-old admitted that on January 15, at Overton High Street in Wrexham, he drove a motor vehicle when the proportion of cannabis in his blood exceeded the specified limit.

Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court that at around 2.30am on the day of the offence, police on patrol spotted the defendant driving too fast and with a defective brake light.

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He was stopped and tested - with a positive cannabis reading resulting in his arrest.

In custody, he gave an evidential sample which revealed 10.6 microgrammes of the substance per litre of blood; the limit being 2.

Ceri Lewis, defending, told the court: "He had entered a timely guilty plea and was fully cooperative with the police - they actually gave him a lift to the railway station.


"He accepts he had cannabis the day before, when watching the football.

"And he was last in court in 2008, which is some considerable time ago.

"He will lose his licence now, and will also lose his employment as a result."

The court handed down an £80 fine and ordered the defendant to pay a £32 victim surcharge, as well as £85 costs.

He was banned from driving for 12 months.