A CARDIGAN man has been banned from the roads for a year after admitting drug-driving.

Christopher Tomkinson, of Aberystwyth Road was stopped by police while driving his Volkswagen Golf at Felindre Farchog on July 30.

Subsequent tests showed a quantity of Benzoylecgonine, a cocaine by-product, in his blood which exceeded the specified limit.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty when he appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday, January 5.

Magistrates took his guilty plea into account when imposing their sentence. They ordered him to pay a £120 fine, a £34 victim surcharge and £85 costs. Tomkinson will have to pay off the £239 total at £24 a month.

They also disqualified Tomkinson from driving for 12 months.