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Reading Magistrates' Court: Hungerford man caught drug-driving

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A HUNGERFORD motorist was caught behind the wheel with a mixture of illegal drugs in his system.

The 25-year-old had taken both cocaine and the mind-bending dissociative anaesthetic, ketamine.

In the dock at Reading Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, June 8, was Ashley Jessop.

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Cocaine (57362677)

The 25-year-old, of Wessex Close, admitted driving a Land Rover Discovery on Church Street, Hungerford, on December 6 last year when the proportion of the Class A-controlled drug cocaine in his system exceeded the specified limit.

He further admitted driving when the Class B-controlled drug ketamine, along with a cocaine metabolite, in his system exceeded the specified limit on the same occasion.

Mr Jessop was made subject to a 12-month community order and required to complete 120 hours of unpaid community work.

In addition, he was ordered to pay £85 costs, plus a statutory victim services surcharge of £95.

Finally, Mr Jessop was banned from driving for two years.

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