A BINMAN has been disqualified from driving after he was stopped by police with excess cannabis in his system. 

The court heard that Peter Radwell, 55, of Pinkerton Road, South Ham, was off duty and on a “short journey” when he was stopped by police. 

Defending, Ms Cheesman said that Radwell had been smoking cannabis the previous evening, using it as a medicine for an injury he had suffered. 

It was also noted by the court that the police had only pulled him over for a “discrepancy in paperwork” which was rectified. 

When stopped by the officers, a roadside test discovered the presence of drugs which was confirmed by a blood test. 

He had 2.8 micrograms per litre of blood, just over the limit. 

Summing up, Chairman of Magistrates, Deborah Luff, said: “We have got no alternative but to disqualify you from driving.” 

As well as the 12-month driving ban, Radwell was issued with a £340 fine, as well as a victim surcharge of £34 and costs of £85.