Dagenham moped rider caught high on cannabis handed one year driving ban

Daniel Bailey, 22, yesterday pleaded guilty to drug driving at Basildon Magistrates Court. Picture:

Daniel Bailey, 22, yesterday pleaded guilty to drug driving at Basildon Magistrates Court. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

A Dagenham man who took part in an unauthorised motorbike ride-out while nearly two times over the drug driving limit has been handed a one year driving ban.

Daniel Bailey, 22, of Trefgarne Road, yesterday pleaded guilty to drug driving at Basildon Magistrates’ Court.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £330 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £33 victim surcharge.

The court heard how at about 8.10pm on Sunday, October 29, Essex Police officers stopped Bailey who was driving his Gilera scooter in the A128 in Bulphan.

He then gave a positive reading for cannabis in his system and was taken into custody, where a blood sample was taken for forensic analysis.


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Officers, along with Met Police, were made aware of plans by people linked to the group UK Bike Life to pass through Essex and “gather in locations”, according to Essex Police.

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