Had smoked cannabis while in charge of car

Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-239.
Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-239.

When police saw a man sitting in a car watching a film on his tablet they detected a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle.

Trevor Fairbrother (47), The Meadows, Moira, was banned from driving for three months for being unfit in charge of a vehicle on December 6 last year. He was also fined £100.

For unlawful possession of a class B drug, cannabis, he was fined £100.

Fairbrother, who did not appear in court, admitted the offences through solicitor, Mr Conor Downey.

The court heard that at 8.20pm police saw a vehicle parked in the car park at the watersports centre in Craigavon.

The defendant was in the driver’s seat and he was watching a film on his tablet. Fairbrother admitted that he had just smoked some cannabis. An intoxication test later confirmed the drug was in his bloodstream.

The defendant said that he had not planned to drive for some time until after he had watched the film. He had no record.