Pot-smoking agent escapes driving ban after court hears career risk

13 August 2020 | Renting

Pot-smoking agent escapes driving ban after court hears career risk

A Derbyshire estate agent has escaped a driving ban after being found smoking cannabis in a car.

Annabelle Lamb was spotted with a passenger parked up in a layby in Derbyshire last November – the case has only just reached Chesterfield magistrates court.

The Derbyshire Times reports that the court heard Lamb had 7.7mg of the drug in her system when the legal limit is 2.0mg.

“There was a small amount of cannabis in the car and she tested positive. She was interviewed by police and said she had picked up a friend to go to a local viewing point, and there were other friends meeting them at that location. She said she had no intention of driving home after smoking the cannabis” the prosecuting counsel told the court.

Defence lawyers said Lamb had worked hard to build her career as a sales negotiator for a Chesterfield agent and would struggle to keep her job if banned.

She received 10 penalty points on her licence, was fined £200 and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Here’s the full local media story.

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