A Cirencester man caught 16 times over the drug-driving limit has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Casey Stratford, 25, of Melmore Gardens, pleaded guilty to five offences when he appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court on January 31.

Magistrates heard how Stratford drove on Bridge End Road, Swindon, when he was under the influence of drugs on June 8.

He was found to have 800 micrograms of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood, a metabolised form of cocaine, the legal limit being 50 micrograms.

It was also found that he had 31 micrograms of cocaine in his blood, the legal limit being 10 micrograms.

Stratford also pleaded guilty to driving without a licence, driving without insurance, and obstructing a constable in the execution of her duty.

The judge sentenced Stratford to 3 months in prison, suspended for 12 months and banned him from driving for three years.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £207.