Cannabis offence detected after car veered off road and hit lamp post in Ahoghill

Cannabis offence detected after car veered off road and hit lamp post in Ahoghill

POLICE saw a fast-moving vehicle veer off the road and hit a lamp post in Ahoghill and as the driver stumbled on grass a strong smell of cannabis was detected.

Details emerged at Ballymena Magistrates Court as Jonathan Fry (29), of Cullybackey Road, Ahoghill, was sentenced on charges of driving whilst unfit; possessing cannabis and using a vehicle in a dangerous condition - the front tyres were bald.

The offences came to light a 12.45am on December 11 last year.

The defendant has to do 100 hours of Community Service and he has been banned from driving for 15 months.