A man has been banned from the road for four years after driving whilst under the influence of cannabis.

Lewis Jackson, 24, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle with a proportion of a controlled drug above the specified limit.

The offence occurred on April 5 on Victoria Street in Cleckheaton.

Prosecutor Alex Bozman explained that police pulled over Jackson’s Vauxhall Astra as it was travelling at speed.

They noticed that the vehicle smelt of cannabis and Jackson admitted that he’d smoked the class B drug earlier that evening.

A blood sample taken at the police station indicated that he had 13 micrograms per litre of blood.

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The legal limit for cannabis is 2 micrograms.

Magistrates banned Jackson, of Nibshaw Road in Cleckheaton, from driving for four years.

He also has to pay £120 fine as well as £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.