A Cirencester man has been banned from driving for having cocaine and ketamine in his system.

On October 6 last year, Jay Hales, aged 23, of Cotswold Avenue, Cirencester, was found to have the drugs in his system whilst driving on the A417 Ampney Crucis.

He was found to have 498 microgrammes of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood, a metabolised form of cocaine, nearly 10 times the limit of 50 according to the government website. 

It was also found that he had 148 microgrammes of ketamine per litre of blood, more than seven times the limit of 20 according to the government website.

Hales pleased guilty at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on April 25.

He was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £300.

Hales was also ordered to pay £1431 in compensation, £85 to the crown prosecution services and £30 to pay a surcharge to fund victim services.