A BASINGSTOKE drug driver who drove without due care and attention has been banned from the roads.

On Monday, June 12, Ross Eales, of Priestley Road, drove on Ashford Hill, Tadley, with 72 micrograms of Methamphetamine per litre of blood - the legal limit is 10.

He also drove without due care and attention.

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During a hearing held at Basingstoke Magistrates' court on Thursday, February 29 the 33-year-old was sentenced for the offences. 

He previously pleaded guilty to both charges on Tuesday, January 16.

Eales was ordered to comply with a community order including rehabilitation activity, 80 hours of unpaid work and he has been banned from driving for 17 months. 

Court costs of £85 and a surcharge fee of £114 must be paid.