THE managing director of a new Winchester IT firm has been banned from the road for drug driving and speeding.

Kevin Molyneux, 40, drove a 62-reg Porsche 911 at 72mph on St Cross Road in Winchester after taking cocaine, a court heard.

He was stopped by police after breaking the speed limit in a 40-zone on May 8, a judge in Basingstoke was told yesterday (Tuesday).


The 72mph recording was one of the highest recorded in Winchester for a speeding offence on a non-motorway or dual carriageway.

In a tweet in May, police said Molyneux was stopped by specials setting up an operation over local people's concerns about speeding in St Cross.

Molyneux, the managing director of KPM Consulting Network Ltd, established with Companies House only in March, admitted speeding, drug driving as well as driving without a test certificate.

Molyneux, of Hyde Abbey Road, Hyde, had a reading for benzoylecgonine of 374ug/l when the legal limit is 50, making him more than seven times the legal limit. Benzoylecgonine is a metabolite, a breakdown product, of cocaine.

District Judge Tim Pattinson, sitting at Basingstoke Magistrates Court, disqualified him from driving for 16 months and fined him £800, as well as ordering he pay £85 costs and a £80 victim surcharge.