MAGISTRATES have disqualified a drug driver from getting behind the wheel for a year.

Luis Hardy, of Redbridge Drive, in Andover, was caught driving on East Street in Andover after taking cocaine on April 21 this year. 

The 21-year-old was found to have not less than 12 micrograms of cocaine per litre of blood - the legal limit is 10.

Hardy also had 99 micrograms per litre of the blood of benzoylecgonine, the legal limit is 50.

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During a hearing held at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, October 24 Hardy was sentenced for the office after pleading guilty that day.

Magistrates disqualified Hardy from driving for 12 months and gave a fine of £300.

Hardy was also ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a surcharge fee of £120.