A ROMSEY man has been disqualified from driving for three years after he was caught having taken cocaine.

The police stopped Samuel Hudd on Station Road in Winchester on December 17 last year, a court was told.

Hudd, 42, of Sutherland Close, Cupernham, was breath tested and returned a reading for cocaine breakdown product BZE of 204ug/l, when the legal limit is 50ug/l, making him four times the legal limit.

Hudd pleaded guilty.

Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Thursday July 28 imposed the three-year ban, described as obligatory for the offence, as well as a £276 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

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