A DRIVER was caught near Lochgelly when five times over the limit for cannabis.

As a result, 23-year-old Jacob Barker-Johnston, of Kidd Street, Kirkcaldy, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on November 9, on the A92 between Lochgelly and Kirkcaldy, he drove without insurance and also drove with excess cannabis in his blood.

The proportion of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in his blood was 10 microgrammes per litre of blood, the legal limit being two microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Laurelle Johnstone told the court that police on patrol had stopped Barker-Johnston and it was found he had no insurance.

He was also suspected to be under the influence of drugs and this proved to be the case after tests.

Sheriff Charles Macnair told Barker-Johnston: “Driving with five times the legal amount of cannabis is extremely dangerous.”

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 100 hours of unpaid work and a 16-month driving ban.