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Drug driver disqualified

Monday September 19 2016

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A MAN who overturned his car in a field in Barnsley has been disqualified from driving for 12 months for drug driving. 

The 26-year-old crashed into a field along Tankersley Lane, Hoyland, in April.

He was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and driving whilst over the prescribed drug drive limit.

Police later confirmed that he had taken cannabis. 

The motorist pleaded guilty to the offences at Barnsley Magistrates' Court and was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was also fined £160.

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Reply Posted by Robdought on Monday September 19 2016 at 17:50
This guy and other members of the public have had a very lucky escape.

The problemn is in today's society there is probably more drug drivers than drink drivers.

12 month bans are not the answer and I'm not suggesting these people should be in prison.

There has to be more education and the dangers off drug/drink driving.Then again the police could have been knocking on his family door giving them some very sad news.

It needs to be addressed stiffer penalties longer bans I don't have the answer just very concerned individual how these numbers keep rising year after year.

Reply Posted by Hmm on Monday September 19 2016 at 19:42
There is no consistency to the punishment either. I know somebody who was arrested for drink driving, a male,, had no accident and stopped immediately when police pulled him over. 18 month ban and £500 fine. A female I also know was arrested for drink driving weeks later, she had an accident writing off a car, she then goes the scene and was traced by witnesses to a pub where she had hid, she was given a 12 month ban and fined £280.

Lower ban and lower fine for being more over the limit, having an accident AND leaving the scene. How?

Then you get this, drug driving, dangerous driving, writes a car off. Gets just a 12 month ban and frankly a tiny £160 fine.

Where is the consistency?

Reply Posted by hahahhahahaha on Monday September 19 2016 at 19:56
she then goes the scene, a bit of KARMA me thinks MR grammar police,

Reply Posted by jim on Monday September 19 2016 at 20:03
So funny, That tool picked me up on my grammar last week also, loser

Reply Posted by Sid on Tuesday September 20 2016 at 11:56
Should name and shame the guy

Hmm... you are the perfect candidate for WAB fool of the week,

Reply Posted by Hmm on Tuesday September 20 2016 at 19:00
There is actually somebody else on here using the same name as me and insulting people. I pointed it out the other day

Reply Posted by THEGRIMREAPER on Thursday September 22 2016 at 08:35
Perhaps a good thrashing too ?

Reply Posted by patrick on Tuesday September 20 2016 at 12:24
How does it work with drugs ?with alcohol it how much youve drank is it same with drugs ???

Reply Posted by Anon on Tuesday September 20 2016 at 22:27
Yes you did

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Wednesday September 21 2016 at 10:45
Thrash this fool i say

Reply Posted by mrs ggrimreaper on Wednesday September 21 2016 at 12:42
I agree Hmm needs trashing

Reply Posted by Strange on Wednesday September 21 2016 at 16:50
Strange that most of the posters - Jim, Sid hahahahaha, thegrimreaper - are commenting on somebody's grammar and not the issue which is drug driving, victims of drug and drink driving, the inconsistent sentencing that goes on. Perhaps they are all drug drivers?

Reply Posted by Strange on Wednesday September 21 2016 at 17:23
There needs to be consistent sentencing and stiff penalties as well as the manpower to see this through.
In particular more effective education of younger drivers . This should start in sixth forms and the college, get young people to try reaction and reflex activities in driving simulators, reward safe young drivers, have competitions for 'best young driver', council or football club puts up a 'win a mini' competition for people with best message to other drivers.

ipso Regulated