A Pwllheli man who was caught behind the wheel driving with cocaine in his system has been banned from the road for 14 months by magistrates after appearing in court to admit a drug driving charge.

Barry Adams, of Crown Hotel, 39 High Street, appeared before Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court on 9 October.

The court heard that the 54-year-old was stopped by police officers while he was driving a Ford on the A499 at Llanbedrog on 18 May this year.

Laboratory tests showed that Adams had cocaine in his blood exceeding the specified limit.

Adams also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of possession of cocaine on the same day.

Magistrates disqualified Adams from driving for 14 months.

Adams was also handed a £216 fine.

He must also pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £200 as well as a surcharge to fund victim services of £172.