Fri, 09 Nov 2018
A GREENHAM motorist was caught behind the wheel after taking the mind-bending drug ketamine.
In the dock at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, October 24, was 21-year-old Joshua Gilbert, of Draytons View.
He admitted driving a Mercedes CLA on Western Avenue, Newbury, on June 30 when the proportion of the Class B-controlled drug in his system exceeded the prescribed limit.
A second charge, that of possessing the Class C- controlled drug, cannabis, on the same occasion, was withdrawn.
Mr Gilbert was fined £500 and ordered to pay £85 costs, plus a statutory victim services surcharge of £50. In addition, he was banned from driving for 18 months.