A DRIVER has admitted getting behind the wheel while high on cannabis in Pencader and Llangybi.

Aaron Taylor, 37, of Littlehaven Lane in Horsham, Surrey, appeared before Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on October 23 facing five charges of drug driving.

Taylor was accused of driving an Isuzu Trooper on the B4459 at Pencader on January 7. When tested, he recorded having 2.9 micrograms of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (cannabis) per litre of blood (µg/L). The legal limit – to exclude accidental exposure – is 2µg/L.

He was also alleged to have driven a Land Rover Discovery while high on cannabis on the A485 at Cockshead, between Llangybi and Tregaron, on November 29 last year. He recorded having 6µg/L of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.

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Taylor also faced three further drug driving charges from August 2021 in West Sussex.

He was stopped in a Nissan Terrano on the A24 at Horsham on August 14, 2021. When tested, he recorded 14µg/L of cocaine, 147µg/L of benzoylecgonine – the main metabolite of cocaine, and 4.3µg/L of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.

The legal limit for cocaine is 10µg/L, while the limit for benzoylecgonine is 50µg/L.

Appearing at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on October 23, Taylor pleaded guilty to each charge.

He will be sentenced at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on November 13. In the meantime, he was granted bail and was given an interim disqualification.