Police stopped Joe Roberts driving a Volkswagen Touran in Howlett Drive, Hailsham, on December 6.

They had noticed the vehicle did not have a valid MOT test certificate, and there was a young passenger also in the vehicle.

Roberts, 35, a security employee of Hedley Way, Hailsham, tested positive for cocaine, and tests showed he had 580mcg of cocaine chemicals per litre of blood in his body. The legal limit is 50mcg per litre of blood.

At Hastings Magistrates’ Court on May 3, he admitted drug-driving and driving without valid insurance and was disqualified for one year, fined £300, and ordered to pay £85 costs.