Drug-driver banned after taking cannabis

Michael Jannece admitted driving a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs
Michael Jannece admitted driving a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs
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A DRUG-DRIVER was caught with cannabis in his system.

Michael Jannece, 23, appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs on October 20 in Southmoor Lane, Havant.

The court heard he was carrying passengers at the time of the offence.

When police stopped him his car smelled of cannabis and he stopped doing the field impairment test half-way through as he felt unwell.

Sentencing, chairman of the magistrates’ bench Rosemary Coxon said: ‘We appreciate your expression of remorse, however what you did was foolhardy at the least and dangerous at the most.’

He must pay £365 in fines, courts charge, costs and a victim surcharge.

Jannece, of Thistledowne Gardens, Southbourne, West Sussex was banned from driving for 14 months.