A BASINGSTOKE drug driver who took to the roads while banned has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

On Tuesday, June 27, last year, Lee Wiggins, of Bach Close, drove a Renault Trafic, in Western Way, Basingstoke, with not less than 240 micrograms per litre of blood of Benzoylecgonine. The legal limit is 50.

At the time of the drug driving offence Wiggins was also already banned from driving.

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The 44-year-old pleaded guilty to both offences on Thursday, December 7, last year.

During a hearing held at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Monday, January 29 magistrates handed him an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

He has also been banned from driving for 36 months.

Court costs of £40 and a surcharge fee of £154 must also be paid.