A DRUG driver who got behind the wheel with cannabis in his system has been banned from the roads.

Alfie Ling, 29, of Una Road, Dovercourt, was caught driving a Lexus Is in Thorpe-Le-Soken on January 17.

He was found to have 10mcg of del delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol – the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis – per litre of blood.

The legal limit is 2mcg.

Appearing at Chelmsford Magistrates Court, Ling admitted to the offence.

He was fined £216 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34.

He was also disqualified from driving for a year.