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Stanford-le-Hope woman disqualified for drug-driving

A woman who was caught drug driving and then breached her bail twice has been disqualified from driving for 15 months.

Cheri Jackson, of Webster Road, Stanford-le-Hope, was sentenced at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, March 21, after admitting driving while under the influence of drugs and two counts of failing to appear at a police station when bailed.

She was also fined £200 and ordered to pay court costs of £250 and a victim surcharge of £30.

Jackson, 45, was pulled over by police along the A1013 Stanford Road, Grays, at around 9.25pm on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

She failed a roadside drug test and was arrested. Further tests in custody revealed she had 524 microgrammes of amphetamine per litre of blood.

Jackson was charged and released on bail but failed to appear twice on Thursday, January 5, and Thursday, March 2. She was arrested on Monday, March 20, attend court the following day.

Investigating officer Pc Dean Nock said: “Jackson got into her car after taking a large amount of class B drugs without consideration for her actions.

“Drug driving can have severe consequences and can ruin lives. We will not tolerate it and we will continue to bring offenders to justice.

“I’m delighted with this sentence, which has resulted in another drug driver being banned from our roads.”

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