A FATHER was sentenced to do unpaid work in the community and banned from driving for three years after admitting possession of heroin and cannabis and a number of driving offences.
John Metcalfe, 36, from Fisher Road in Blacon, had also pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon in a public place before being sentenced at by Chester magistrates on Monday.
Metcalfe, who divides his time between Chester and Tyne and Wear, was arrested by police after they saw a white Mazda MX3 on Percival Road in Ellesmere Port. The vehicle was abandoned after being pursued and Metcalfe was found in the vicinity.
After being taken into custody, Metcalfe was found to be in possession of the drugs and a silver lock knife.
He was also charged with two offences of having no insurance and one of driving without a licence after admitting being behind the wheel of the vehicle on Old Seals Road in Chester earlier that night.
He was arrested in the same car on October 22 and pleaded guilty to no insurance and driving other than in accordance with his licence, he was also prosecuted for committing the same two offences on December 5.
Gerry Pachter, defending, said: 'He has cut down on his drug use considerably.'
Metcalfe was sentenced to a 12-month supervision order, 150 hours unpaid work in the community, banned from driving for three years and told to pay £40 prosecution costs.