A man has been warned he could face jail after he was caught drink and drug driving through Rhyl.
Andrew Morris from Birkenhead admitted driving with more than 23 times the limit of the main compound of cocaine and excess alcohol in his system.
The 34 year-old was travelling in a BMW through town when he was arrested on Vale Road after a tip off from a member of the public. Llandudno magistrates heard he had been described as a ‘possible drink driver’ but there had been no suggestion of adverse driving.
A probation officer told the court that Morris, who was unemployed, had been splitting his time between living with his grandmother on the Wirral and his partner in Abergele.
He had been taking cannabis since he was 15 years-old and it had become a monthly habit. The officer added he had debts of £5,000 and recommended Morris should be sent on a drug rehabilitation course.
The defence said Morris had apologised. He had been made redundant that weekend and agreed that his readings were ”unusually high”. He was already looking for help to tackle substance abuse, but insisted drugs were ”not impacting in the same way as alcohol”.
Morris was released on bail but banned from driving for the time being – and warned all options were open. District Judge Gwyn Jones said he would be seeking a response from the Wirral probation service before sentence takes place later this month.
The court hearing took place as North Wales Police revealed that 40 people had been arrested for drink and driving and another 19 arrests had been made for drug driving in the first eleven days of their annual Christmas crackdown.
Source: Daily Post