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FINED: Maidstone driver was NINE times legal limit

Thursday 22nd April 2021

A DRUG driver found almost nine times over the limit has been banned from the roads for more than three years.

Mark Pays, 33, of St Heliers Close, Maidstone, was sentenced on April 6 at Maidstone Magistrates Court.

He pleaded guilty to driving above the legal controlled drug drive limit in Maidstone on September 22. When tested he gave a reading of 467 microgrammes of Benzoylecgonine in one litre of blood.

The legal limit is 50 microgrammes.

 He was disqualified from driving for 42 months and fined £120. He was also ordered to pay a surcharge of £34 and costs of £85.