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Worcestershire man disqualified for 15 months for driving under the influence of drugs

A Worcestershire man has been disqualified from driving for 15 months after admitting to driving whilst under the influence of drugs.

Steven Neil Morgan, 45, of Ombersley Road, Hawford, Worcestershire appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Monday 20 May, after failing to attend the initial court hearing. Magistrates issued a warrant and Morgan was located and arrested.

He pleaded guilty to driving whilst unfit through drugs and two counts of driving whilst licence revoked. In addition Magistrates imposed costs and fines of over £300.

It comes after a member of the public reported seeing Morgan on the evening of Tuesday 28 August 2018 slumped at the wheel of his car holding a butane gas canister in car park Worcester and was later arrested.

Inspector Gavin Williams said: "We are committed to improving road safety and to ensure that every effort is made to reduce the impact of the fatal four in our area.

"Drink and/or drug driving, using a mobile phone while driving, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt, are known as the fatal four and are the leading cause of death and injury on the road in the UK.

"In this instance Morgan was stopped whilst driving while under the influence of butane gas after a member of the public called us to report a man sat in a vehicle slumped at the steering wheel holding a butane gas canister.

"Incidents involving the fatal four have the potential to have devastating consequences, we hope that this disqualification from driving for 15 months serves as a warning to others to drive safely at all times."

Issued:3pm, 31052019, MC



Published 31/05/19