Driving slowly while attempting to follow directions alerted police to a drug-driver.

Mitchell Worker, of High Road, Toton, Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty to driving while over the controlled drug limit when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, October 30.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting, told the court that police officers’ attention was drawn to a Vauxhall Corsa being driven very slowly and drifting across the central line on the A478 between Newgale and Roch at 12.45am on July 28.

The smell of cannabis was emanating from the car when police spoke to the driver.

David Elvy, defending, told the court that Worker, 22, was an ‘occasional’ cannabis user.

“Once in a blue moon he has used cannabis. Shortly before this offence he had taken cannabis, so it was in his system when he was stopped by police.”

Mr Elvy said Worker’s friend was in the passenger-seat trying to follow a map and give directions which was why the car was being driven so slowly.

He added: “There was very little traffic at that time. The reason for driving slowly was not due to impairment, but because he was looking for a place to stop.”

Magistrates banned Worker, who was previously of clean character, from driving for 12 months.

He was fined £315 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £32 surcharge.