Anglesey man fined and banned from the road after drug-driving in Bangor

A MAN from a village in Anglesey has been handed a fine and driving ban after he was found guilty of drug-driving.

Dewi Hughes, 32, of Water Street, Llanerchymedd, was driving a Seat vehicle on the A487 in Bangor with 5.1 micrograms of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC – the cannabinoid molecule in marijuana) per litre of blood.

This was on February 4.

Mr Hughes pleaded guilty to the offence at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court on May 11.

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He was fined £120, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34, and costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £85.

This amounted to a total of £239, of which Mr Hughes was ordered to pay £25 per fortnight, commencing May 31.

An application was also made for deductions from his benefits.

He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months.

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey