Grantham court: Driver took drug to help him sleep

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A driver pulled over on the A1 at Colsterworth and did a line of drugs to “help him sleep”.

Samuel Davies of Glamis Villas, Chester-le-Street, was driving in the early hours of March 5 between Kent and the north-east when he decided to pull over for a rest.

Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said: “He grew tired and pulled over to sleep. “The next thing he remembers is a torch light in his face and the police speaking to him.”

Tests showed the presence of two variations of ketamine in Davis’ blood.

Stuart Wild, defending, said Davies bought the drugs in Canterbury before pulling over in a lay-by in Colsterworth to take them. He added that Davies was “remorseful” .

Davies was disqualified from driving for 12 months for being unfit to drive through the use of drugs.