Hatfield drink driver caught with bags of cocaine

PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 May 2018

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A Hatfield man has been ordered to do 275 hours of unpaid work after being caught with drugs.

Andrew Sparks admitted a number of offences when he appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on May 1.

He had a locking knife with an 11cm blade in Hooks Lane, Northaw, on March 30.

Sparks also admitted having eight zip-lock bags of cocaine, a small quantity of cannabis and a retractable knife with a plastic handle on the same date in Northaw.

Sparks, of Broom Close, pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving on March 30 in Northaw.

He had 41 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

He was also using a white Ford Fiesta without insurance.

The 24-year-old was given a community order.

He must carry out 275 hours of unpaid work while supervised by a responsible officer.

Sparks must pay victim services £85 and £85 court costs.

He was fined £550 and banned from driving for 13 months.

Disqualification was obligatory for the offence.

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