A DRIVER who was high on drugs has been banned from the roads.

Winsford resident Samuel Johnson has been disqualified from driving for 12 months.

It comes after the 30-year-old admitted to driving whilst under the influence of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the main psychoactive substance found in cannabis.

Johnson was caught driving a Vauxhall Combo van along St Georges Road in Winsford on October 19 last year.

At this time, he did not have insurance.

He was also found in possession of a quantity of cannabis.

A test then revealed that Johnson’s blood contained more than three times the accepted limit of THC.

Johnson, of Princess Street in Winsford, appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on Tuesday (May 7).

He pleaded guilty to three charges – possession of a class B drug, drug driving and driving without third-party insurance.

Taking his admission into account, magistrates disqualified Johnson from driving for 12 months and fined him £250.

He will also have to pay court costs of £85 and a surcharge of £100.

Meanwhile, the cannabis must be forfeited and destroyed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.