A frequent drug driver from Chester has been banned from getting behind the wheel for four years - thanks to a crackdown by Cheshire Police.

Charles Greenway, 20, was stopped by police on a number of occasions, and each time officers conducted a roadside drug drive test which showed positive for cannabis.

Greenway was arrested 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 March 23 this year at Old Coach Road, Kelsall, and the second offence happened on April 2 on Christleton Road in Chester.

He appeared at West Cheshire Magistrates Court on Monday June 20 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.

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

PC Paul Hinchly, of the Roads Policing Team who launched Operation Roadster, 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 .”