Tibshelf drug driver who tested positive for cannabis and cocaine is jailed

A 25-year-old man has been jailed for 14 weeks after testing positive for cocaine and cannabis while driving in Tibshelf.

Sunday, 10th February 2019, 10:43 am
Updated Monday, 11th February 2019, 12:33 pm

Luke Sydenham, 25 of Manchester Road, Whaley Bridge was found guilty of driving whilst over specified limit for drugs, fraudulent use a registration mark and possession of cocaine.

It comes after he was pulled over by Derbyshire Police’s roads policing unit on February 8, after he struggled to “keep the car in a straight line”.

He then tested positive for the two drugs after a drug wipe by officers.

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Luke Sydenham

A spokesman for the unit said: “Caught swerving across the road, can’t keep the car in a straight line.

“Perhaps not the type of line he is interested in as provides a positive Drug Wipe for cocaine and cannabis.

“In possession of drugs and using false plates. Arrested.”

He was sentenced to 14 weeks imprisonment with a three year disqualification and £115 costs.