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Man from Thame convicted of driving and drug offences


6:17am 20th August 2013

The 25-year-old was arrested by police after driving erratically along Thame Road, Longwick, on August 29th 2012 at 7.10am.

He's been sentenced at Wycombe Crown Court for one count of driving while unfit through drugs and a further count of being in possession of class C controlled drug, Ketamine.

Field has been electronically tagged until 11 November  2013 and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £135. He's also been disqualified from driving for 24 months.

On the morning of his arrest, the 25-year-old was reported to police having been spotted driving erratically by a police officer on his way to work. When stopped by roads policing officers, he failed a field impairment test and was found with Ketamine in his possession.

On arrest and testing, his blood was found to contain Ketamine at a concentration of 0.37 milligrams per litre and Norketamine at a concentration of 1.2 milligrams per litre.

Roads policing officer, PC Kay Dickinson said: “Roads policing officers are trained to deal with drivers who are impaired by drugs and will deal with them robustly. If members of the public suspect anyone of driving while unfit through drink or drugs, they should contact the police immediately.”

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