A TEENAGE driver has been hit with a two-year road ban after getting behind the wheel while on cocaine.

Isaac Roberts, of Mayfair Drive, Davenham, was travelling in a Vauxhall Corsa along Chester Road in Northwich on December 23 when he was caught last year.

Subsequent blood tests revealed the 19-year-old had 13µg/L of cocaine in his system, exceeding the legal limit of 10µg/L.

Roberts was also found to have 297µg/L of Benzoylecgonine (a breakdown product of cocaine) in his blood, almost six times the limit of 50µg/L.

Charged with two counts of drug-driving, Roberts appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on June 4 where he pleaded guilty.

Taking his admission into consideration, magistrates disqualified him from driving for 24 months and fined him £400.

Roberts, whose driving licence was sent to the DVLA, was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a surcharge of £160.