A teenager horrified his family when he was caught drug-driving at more than twice the limit, a court heard.

Jozef Bailey, of Packsaddle Bank in Pentre Bychan, Wrexham, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Monday.

The 19-year-old admitted that on February 27 this year at 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 on the afternoon in question, Bailey was spoken to at the roadside by police, who noted a smell of cannabis.

When he was drug tested, it was revealed the defendant had more than 5 microgrammes of the substance per litre of blood, the limit being 2.

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Elzbeth Kenny, defending, told the court: "On the day in question he went for a drive.

"He had the foresight to park the vehicle up to change the music on the radio and whilst he was doing so police saw him.

"He did make admissions. There were no passengers and no evidence of impaired driving.


"His mother and father were horrified and disgusted by his behaviour."

Ms Kenny said her client, whom she described as "a timid man," had smoked cannabis the week before being tested by police, for "recreational purposes only."

The defendant was banned from driving for 12 months and must pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £48 victim surcharge.