Man, 21, caught drug driving in Hunmanby three days after coming back from Amsterdam

A man who was caught drug driving in Hunmanby had been to Amsterdam just three days earlier, a court heard.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 2:28 pm

Alexander Groom, of Stonegate, Hunmanby, tested positive for cannabis when he was stopped by police after driving at speed on Bridlington Road on August 18 2019.

After being arrested, a blood sample revealed the 21-year-old was over the specified limit. Officers also found he was driving without insurance.

On Monday January 6 Groom appeared at Scarborough Magistrates Court where he admitted both offences.

Groom appeared at Scarborough Magistrates Court on January 6.

The court heard he had come back from Amsterdam only three days before the incident and that he hadn't realised his insurance policy had been cancelled.

Groom was disqualified from driving for 14 months and ordered to pay a £230 fine, a £32 surcharge and £85 in prosecution costs.