Derbyshire cannabis smoker banned from driving after being caught at Chatsworth House

Magistrates banned a cannabis smoker from driving after he was caught “agitated” and with “glazed eyes” by police at Chatsworth House car park.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 9:52 am

Chesterfield Magistrates Court heard how Noah Sterr was seen with another man inside a car at the stately home by police - while officers could smell the drug coming from the car.

After providing a sample proving he was above the specified driving limit for the drug - on New Year’s Eve - Sterr admitted he had smoked earlier in the day.

His solicitor Paul Reddy told the court: “He didn’t think he would still be over the limit.”

Chesterfield Magistrates Court heard how Noah Sterr was seen with another male inside a car at the stately home by police
Chesterfield Magistrates Court heard how Noah Sterr was seen with another male inside a car at the stately home by police

Mr Reddy, describing Sterr as “a man of previous good character”, told how the 23-year-old “didn’t even have a point on his licence”.

Sterr, of Lowside Close, Calver, admitted drug-driving.

The Sheffield Hallam University student was handed a 12-month driving ban, fined £120 and made to pay £34 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

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