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Former Littlehampton cabbie banned from driving after being found TEN times over the legal drug-drive limit

3 Jul 2019

 

A former cabbie from Littlehampton has been convicted of being ten times over the legal drug-drive limit.

 

54 year old Nicholas Welch, a taxi driver of Arundel Road, Littlehampton, was arrested in East Street, Littlehampton, on 23 December 2018. He was charged with driving with 520mcg of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood in his system, possession of cocaine, driving without insurance and plying for hire when the carriage was not licensed. 

At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 31 May, he was sentenced to a two-year conditional discharge and disqualified from driving for 30 months. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. 

 

Sussex police said: "If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences."

 

Image Source: FlickrImage Author: George Redgrave 
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