A BOURNEMOUTH man who committed several driving and drug offences has been handed a suspended prison sentence by the courts.

Siraj Marzug Abdulgader. aged 31 and of Cumnor Road, Bournemouth, appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, September 2, in relation to a number of crimes in the town.

On November 19, 2019, he committed a drug driving offence with more than seven micrograms of THC in his blood while he had been at the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf in Poole Road, Bournemouth. He did not hold a driving licence or have car insurance for the vehicle, which did not hold a valid MOT certificate. He was also found to be in possession of cannabis.

The following month on December 8, he was found to have 10.76g of cannabis in his possession at his home address.

Officers caught the defendant driving a Lexus in Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, on March 22 of this year, when he had already been disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence and did not have insurance.

Meanwhile on July 21, 2020, he was again found to be in possession of cannabis in Bournemouth.

Abdulgader admitted all of these offences and was handed a series of prison sentences totalling 12 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 18 months.

He was ordered to pay £122 surcharge and £85 costs and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for three years, with the drugs being forfeited and destroyed.