A DRIVER caught with twice the legal limit of cannabis behind the wheel in Dumbarton has been banned from the roads for two years.

Neil Moore previously pleaded guilty to being under the influence on February 19, 2022 on the A814 Glasgow Road in West Bridgend.

The 36-year-old had 3.9mg of THC - the active chemical in cannabis - when the limit is 2mg. 

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard on November 8 how police were asked to attend a two-car collision at about 9.40pm.

One of the vehicles was driven by Moore and police could smell cannabis. He tested positive at the scene and again at Clydebank police office.

Defence solicitor Lauren Kerr said it was the other vehicle that had crashed into Moore, but “that doesn’t take away from the fact that he should not have been driving”.

She said: “He accepts responsibility that he should not have consumed cannabis.”

Ms Kerr said her client had reduced his cannabis use and hoped to stop using it entirely.

Sheriff Frances McCartney disqualified Moore, of Abbeylands Road, Faifley, for two years and put him on a community payback order. He will be supervised by social workers for 12 months and must do 120 hours of unpaid work in the community.