A MAN caught drug driving in Ringwood has been banned from the roads for 18 months.

Michael Joseph Holliday, of Oakley Place, Weymouth, admitted driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit on November 28 last year.

Court documents state he was driving a BMW 3 Series at Ringwood Service Station, The Bridges, when the proportion of a controlled drug, namely Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in his blood, namely 3.5 ug/L, exceeded the specified limit.

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence on June 24.

He also indicated a guilty plea for possession of a controlled drug of Class B.

The court documents state that on January 18 of this year at Weymouth he was in possession of a quantity of cannabis.

West Hampshire Magistrates' Court disqualified the defendant from driving for 18 months.

Holliday also received a community order and must comply with the requirements of that order which include a drug rehabilitation requirement and activity requirement.

In addition to this he was fined £438 and ordered to pay a £95 surcharge to fund victim services and costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The court ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the cannabis.

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