An unemployed 22-year-old man has been banned from the roads after being caught driving in Brighton with more than twice the legal limit of cannabis in his system.
Christopher Montgomery was arrested in Lewes Road, Brighton, and charged with driving with 4.8 micrograms of cannabis per litre of his blood. The legal limit is 2 micrograms.
He was also charged with failing to surrender to custody on Wednesday 22 June.
At Brighton Magistrates’ Court, Montgomery, of Furnace Wood, Uckfield, pleaded guilty to both offences.
He was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a £160 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
Sussex Police said: “More than half the motorists arrested during a summer crackdown on drink and drug driving have now been convicted.”
The force ran a dedicated campaign called Operation Dragonfly from Monday 6 June to Sunday 10 July. Officers arrested 205 people across Sussex and, the force said, 127 have now been convicted and sentenced by the courts.
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