Man banned from roads over drug driving offence

A man has been banned from driving for a year after getting behind the wheel having taken cocaine.

By Sue Kirby
Tuesday, 13 August, 2019, 15:29

Jak Philip Taylor, 22, of Copley Avenue, South Shields, was stopped by police while driving a Renault Clio in Sorrel Gardens on March 8.

Eve McDonnell, prosecuting, told South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court that officers stopped Taylor because they were concerned about his driving.

She said: “They realised his eyes were glazed, he was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred.”

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South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Tests showed he had 32 microgrammes of cocaine in his body.

Taylor, who pleaded guilty to a charge of driving with a controlled drug above the limit, was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £80. He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.