Driver Cleared of Drug Driving Offences in Lowestoft Suffolk
40 year old man named Dean Francis from Lowestoft was accused of driving two drug dealers around the Lowestoft town in his vehicle is cleared from charges by a Judge at Ipswich Crown Court. He also had a charged of driving vehicle without insurance.
The man pleaded not guilty to carrying heroin and cocaine in his car with the intention to sell. The vehicle was stopped by Lowestoft police on Roman road in Lowestoft area. One of the passenger travelling in his car was carrying drugs which worth around £1600. He had around 38 wraps of heroin and about 94 of cocaine.
The prosecutor alleged that the driver was one of the member of other 2 drug dealers in his car with the intention to sell and supply drugs. He said Dean was a drug user and claimed that he would be awarded free wraps of drugs if defendant drives the 2 drug dealers around in Lowestoft in his vehicle.
Lowestoft police also found a mobile in a back footwell of the defendant’s car. No evidence had been found between defendant and a phone.
The defendant alleged that he only gave them a lift. did not know that they are in possession of drug with the intention to supply.
What Driving instructors in Lowestoft says About Drug Driving
According to driving schools in Lowestoft, officers have powers to stop any motorists. Officers can carry out drug test if they suspect the motorist is under the influence of drug.
They added couple of the dangerous affects of drug driving is slow reaction time to hazard(s) and low concentration. They also appreciate officer’s efforts to keep roads safer.