A DRUG driver caught behind the wheel of a car which had six dangerous faults has been banned from the roads.

Lewis Groves, of Aylesbury Road in Bournemouth, was caught as he drove a Renault Megane in Pound Lane, Poole on January 11 this year.

The 22-year-old appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court on Friday, July 12.

He admitted having 4.5 micrograms of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, per litre of his blood. The limit is two micrograms.

He also pleaded guilty to using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury.

Magistrates heard that the vehicle had a number of faults. Neither the offside front sidelight nor the nearside front indicator operated when tested.

An outer door handle was missing, so it was impossible to open the door from the outside.

The nearside front wheel had excessive movements, while its tyre was worn below the legal limit of 1.6mm. The offside front tyre was also worn to a lowest depth of 0.49mm.

Groves was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge and a 12-month driving ban. He was also ordered to pay a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.