Daniel Walding appeared before Hastings Magistrates’ Court on May 22 where he admitted two counts of driving over the specified limit for drugs, namely cannabis and cocaine.

The 32-year-old unemployed former care assistant, of Lindfield Road, Eastbourne, was stopped at 7.10pm on December 31 in Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne.

Officers noticed a possible tyre defect on his vehicle at a petrol station, then smelt cannabis from the car.

He tested positive for 65mcg of cocaine per litre of blood. The prescribed limit for evidence is 10mcg of cocaine per litre of blood.

Walding was disqualified for one year and must complete 240 hours of unpaid work, with 25 RAR sessions.