Man drove under the influence of cannabis

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man was trying to do his brother a favour when he drove a car to a garage.

But when Steven Rhodes, 32, got behind the wheel, he was committing a series of offences.

Rhodes, from Handley Road, Blackpool was banned from the road, under the influence of cannabis and had no insurance, magistrates were told.

Rhodes was stopped on Talbot Road by police.

Checks revealed he was a disqualified driver because he had failed to take an extended re-test. Rhodes told police he had smoked cannabis the night before.

Rhodes admitted the offences and was ordered to do 55 hours’ unpaid work for the community.

He was banned from the road for 12 months and reminded he must take a re-test at the end of that period. He must also pay £145 court costs.