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Highland police smelt cannabis from vehicle of driver from Ross-shire who was stopped on the A9

By Ali Morrison

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The case was heard at Inverness Justice Centre.
The case was heard at Inverness Justice Centre.

Police stopped a van driver on the A9 near Inverness in the early morning and smelt cannabis from the vehicle.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that a later blood test revealed that 23-year-old Jay Steele of Torgorm Road, North Kessock had one-and-a-half times the safe driving limit of cannabis in his system on June 14 last year.

He admitted drug driving with a reading of 3.2mcgs when the limit is 2mcgs.

Defence solicitor advocate Neil Wilson said: "He has learned his lesson."

Steele was fined £640 and banned from driving for a year.

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