A father-to-be had his vehicle seized when police caught him drug-driving in Pembroke, a court has heard.

Liam John Corp, of Ilfracombe Crescent, Llanrumney, Cardiff, appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, July 3.

He pleaded guilty to driving an Audi A3 while over the controlled drug limit, possession of cannabis, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and without third party insurance.

Vaughan Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, told the court that police spotted Corp driving an Audi 3 in Pembroke, at 3.30pm on March 9 and followed him.

“The officer thought he was driving too fast for road conditions, and also saw him go slightly on to the grass verge.”

Self-employed landscaper Corp was seen to pull in at the side of the road and get behind a parked car in Lords Meadow View, and the officer noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle when he spoke to him.

Corp, 20, produced 1.4g of herbal cannabis when told he was going to be searched, and a blood sample revealed he had a breakdown product of cannabis in his system.

Katy Hanson, defending, said Corp immediately held his hands up to the offences.

“He tells me he had bought the vehicle because he had booked a theory test a few days later. He knew he should not be driving. The car was seized and he has no vehicle currently.”

Miss Hanson added that Corp and his partner were expecting their first child in October, and he was trying to build up his business in preparation.

“He apologises to the court.”

Corp was banned from driving for 12 months and fined a total of £400.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £100 court costs and a £30 surcharge.

A destruction order was made for the seized drugs.