A FALMOUTH woman stopped for speeding by police and found to be driving under the influence of cannabis has been disqualified for 12 months.

Last Wednesday (January 5) Alice Ann Gray, 28, of Tresillian Road, Falmouth was sentenced at Truro Magistrates's Court for driving whilst under the influence of cannabis on April 13 last year on Commercial Road, Penryn. She had previously pleaded guilty to the offence on November 9.

She also pleaded guilty to exceeding the 30mph speed limit in Commercial Road, Penryn after being stopped in her Audi Q7 on April 13, 2021.

Following her apprehension for exceeding the speed limit it was found that the proportion of a controlled drug, namely delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, in her blood exceeded the specified limit

For this offences she was fined £150, ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34 and to pay costs of £300 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

She was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months. Disqualification is obligatory for the offence. Her driving record was also endorsed. Her guilty plea was also taken into account when imposing sentence.


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For the speeding offence - exceeding 30 mph on restricted road - for which she was caught by "manned equipment", she was fined £80 and her driving licence endorsed. Her guilty plea made on December 7 last year, was taken into account when imposing sentence.

The total balance to pay came to 564.00.