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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police a man has been sentenced for drug driving.
William Edwick, aged 35, of Denham Road, Egham, Surrey was sentenced to a 36 month period of disqualification from driving and will have to undertake 140 hours of unpaid work at Slough Magistrates’ court.
Edwick pleaded guilty to one count each of driving a motor vehicle over the specified limit for cannabis and driving a motor vehicle over the specified limit for cocaine on Monday (8/8) and was sentenced the same day.
On 21 January 2022, during a proactive police patrol in Dedworth, Windsor, Edwick was pulled over in his car. A saliva test was carried out at the roadside and indicated a positive result for both cocaine and cannabis.
He was arrested and provided a blood sample at the police station which found him to be three times over the legal limit for cannabis and over the limit for Benzoylegonine, the breakdown product of cocaine.
Investigating officer, PC Luke Jenkins based at Maidenhead police station, said: “The use of drugs whilst driving a motor vehicle is hugely irresponsible and can impair the reactions significantly.
“Drug and drink driving is one of the fatal four and is known to cause death and serious injury on our roads on a daily basis.
“We will continue to carry out proactive work to catch those who seek to drive whilst under the influence of drugs and bring them to justice.
“I hope that this case stands as an example to others that drug and drink driving will not be tolerated.”