A MAN from Chester was caught drug-driving after a police camera check spotted he did not have insurance for his vehicle, a court heard.

Robert Stuart Wilson’s Ford Focus alerted an ANPR camera in Flintshire on December 23 last year and when officers questioned him he appeared “anxious and jittery”.

He told them he had cancelled his insurance because he could not afford to pay for it.

A roadside drug test proved positive and a later blood test showed up a reading of 6mcg of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol per litre when the legal limit is two.

Wilson, 45, of Telford Way, Saltney, admitted drug driving and driving without insurance at Dobshill on December 23 last year.

North East Wales Magistrates Court at Mold was told Wilson had not intended to drive after taking the drug, but received a call from a friend inviting him around before Christmas.

District Judge Gwyn Jones banned Wilson from the road for 15 months and fined him with costs of £85 and a surcharge of £30.