Justice seen, justice done
Man convicted for possessing cannabis
Robert Rankine was sentenced on 22 December 2017 at Mid Kent Magistrates’ Court.
He pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled drug, drink driving, and driving without a licence or insurance, and was convicted of the offences by magistrates.
On 3 December 2017 the 39-year-old, of Upper Fant Road, Maidstone, drove on Hartnup Street, Maidstone with 135 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
For breath tests the legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
He also drove without a licence and without third party insurance.
On the same day, he was found in possession of 0.8 ounces of cannabis resin in Maidstone.
Magistrates handed Rankine a 84 day suspended sentence and disqualified him from driving for 30 months.
The ban will be reduced if he satisfactorily completes a driving course approved by the Secretary of State.
The course will not exceed £250.
He was also ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work, and pay £85 in costs and £115 to fund victim services.