Tealby man banned from driving for drink and drugs offences
James Lumley, 22, of Caistor Lane, who admitted the offences, was said to be the driver of a Renault car which left the road and collided with a tree on the A631 at Cross Cliff Hill at Kelstern, Louth at about 7pm on April 10.
Prosecuting at Boston Magistrates Court, Stacey Mills said Lumley was arrested after giving a positive breath test, with a reading of 51 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath, the legal limit being 35.
A search of his car revealed a small quantity of cannabis and a drugs swipe showed he had been driving with 12 microgrammes of cannabis in his bloodstream, the legal limit being two.
Mitigating, Daven Naghen said Lumley, who was of previous good character, did not use cannabis as a recreational drug, but to help him sleep because he had back pain.
Lumley was banned from driving for a total of 19 months, but was offered the drink drivers rehabilitation course, which will reduce the period of the ban by 19 weeks.
He was also fined £217 and ordered to pay £117 in court costs and charges.