A DRUG driver who had no licence or insurance has been banned from the road for a year.

Lee Pritchard, of Wythburn Crescent, Carr Mill pleaded guilty at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court to four charges.

Pritchard, 30, admitted to driving a motor vehicle on July 3 last year on Ramford Street, Parr with cocaine in his blood; to driving with Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine in his blood; and to driving without a licence and without insurance.

Pritchard was disqualified from holding a driving licence for 12 months.

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The 30-year-old was also fined £100 for the cocaine-related charge, made to pay a £34 surcharge to victim services and £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

He was also given another £100 fine for the driving without insurance charge, making a total to be paid of £319.

Pritchard was given no separate penalty for the driving without a licence and Benzoylecgonine charges.

His guilty pleas were taken into account upon sentencing.