Llangefni man jailed for drug driving

A Llangefni man caught drug driving four times by police has been jailed.

Levi Thomas was found guilty of seven charges of driving while under the influence of a controlled drug and above the specified limit.

The 22 year old failed to turn up at an earlier court appearance but was later arrested after a warrant was issued. Thomas was sentenced by a remand court in Llandudno on Wednesday.

He was jailed for fourteen weeks, banned from driving for three years and ordered to pay £285 in fines and costs. He must also undergo a drug rehabilitation order.

The conviction comes as all four Welsh police forces teamed up to launch a summer crackdown on drink and drug driving.

PC Scott Martin from North Wales Police’s Roads Policing Unit said: ”This is a timely reminder that our campaign against those who drive under the influence continues.”

”So far this year, we have made over 650 arrests relating to drink and drug driving. It is disappointing that so many continue to ignore our warnings and get behind the wheel while under the influence.”

”Doing this has a significant impact on people – the devastation caused to families following a fatal collision can be immeasurable. Please heed the warning.”

The month-long campaign, led by South Wales Police, will continue throughout the football World Cup.