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Moray cannabis driver gets road ban

By Ali Morrison

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Elgin Sheriff Court.
Elgin Sheriff Court.

A Moray motorist has been banned from the roads after he was discovered 'drug driving'.

Police stopped Dean Sandilands on the A941 Lossiemouth to Elgin road at about 9.30pm on March 28 last year.

The officers stated they could detect a smell of cannabis as they approached the vehicle on foot.

A subsequent test revealed the 30-year-old from Bruceland Road, Elgin, had been smoking the drug.

The law holds that two micrograms of cannabis per litre of blood is enough to impair someone's ability to drive.

When tested at Elgin police station Sandilands recorded a reading of seven micrograms.

He appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court on Thursday where he opted to not enlist a solicitor.

After hearing the evidence from the procurator fiscal, Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov asked what he had to say in his defence.

He replied: "There's nothing to say, your honour.

"That's what happened and that's the way it went down."

Sheriff Pasportnikov fined Sandilands £1000 and disqualified him from driving for a year.

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