A CHRISTMAS Day drug-driver is among a number of Northwich and Winsford motorists who have been banned from the roads this week.

Jamie Condrey, of Bollin Avenue, Winsford, was caught driving a Mercedes in Warmingham Road, Middlewich, on December 25 last year after taking cocaine.

A subsequent blood test revealed the 33-year-old had 612µg/L of Benzoylecgonine (a breakdown product of cocaine) in his system. The legal limit is 502µg/L.

After initially denying the drug-driving charge on June 29, Condrey was found guilty at Chester Magistrates Court on November 14.

The bench disqualified him from driving for three years and fined him £675, as well as ordering him to pay costs of £600 and a surcharge of £270, leaving him with a total court bill of £1,545.

Also appearing at court on November 14 was Tammy Cree, of Ollershaw Lane, Marston.

The 46-year-old pleaded guilty to drug-driving after being caught driving along Middlewich Road in Northwich while over the limit on May 7 this year.

Cree was found to have at least 4.12µg/L of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, a component of cannabis), in her blood, above the limit of 2µg/L.

Magistrates banned her from driving for 12 months, fined her £80 and ordered her to pay £120 in costs and a £32 surcharge.

Castle resident Steven Moores, of David Street, also appeared in court for sentencing on Tuesday after previously pleading guilty to drink-driving.

The 51-year-old was found to have 105mcg of alcohol in 100ml of his breath when he was caught in Moss Road, Northwich, on September 27 earlier this year.

This was three times the legal limit of 35mcg.

Moores was handed a 12-month community order and banned from driving for 28 months, starting from October 17 when he pleaded guilty. 

He was also fined £200 and must pay £120 in costs alongside a £114 surcharge.

The court also ordered him to undergo six months of mental health treatment and complete 20 days of rehabilitation activity.