Man denies driving on drugs in Doncaster

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One of the first drivers in the country to be charged with offences under new drug driving laws has appeared at Doncaster Magistrates court.

Robert Michal Maslanka, aged 22, was arrested on March 2 on the A1(M), just hours after the new legislation came in to force.

He pleaded not guilty to driving when the proportion of cannabis in his blood exceeded the limit.

He was taken to Doncaster police station, College Road, where he was found in possession of eight grammes of amphetamine, 14 grammes of cannabis and 50 does of another hallucogenic drug.

Maslanka, of Waggonway, Tranent, Lothian and Borders, pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled class A drug and separate charges of possessing two controlled class B drugs, amphetamine and cannabis.

The case was sent to trial and he was given unconditional bail.