Persistant drug offender banned from driving as part of Operation Roadster Date published: 24th June 2016 2.58pm

A persistent offender of drug driving has been banned from getting behind the wheel as part of Cheshire Police’s Operation Roadster campaign.

Charles Greenway, 20, from Chester, was stopped by police and on each occasion officers conducted a roadside drug drive test, which showed positive for cannabis.

Greenway was arrested at the scene and taken to custody for further tests, which revealed that he had Delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol (cannabis) in his blood. He was formally charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

The first offence took place on 23 March 2016 at Old Coach Road, Kelsall, and the second offence happened on 2 April 2016 on Christleton Road in Chester.

He appeared at West Cheshire Magistrates Court on Monday 20th June 2016 for both offences and was disqualified from driving for four years along with an £80 surcharge as well as a 12 month suspended sentence. He was also ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work.

Greenway had already been banned from driving on 29th April 2016 for the same offence dated 11th February, making this his third drug driving conviction.

PC Paul Hinchly, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “Charles Greenway is a persistent offender with regards to drug driving and should not be allowed on the roads. Knowing he has been disqualified from driving means the roads are a lot safer and that is our priority.

“Drug driving is a serious crime and one we are committed to tackling. Anyone who suspects somebody is driving under the influence of drugs can contact Cheshire Police on 101, alternatively information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”