AN EASTLEIGH drug driver caught under the influence of cannabis has been banned.

Samuel John Gale was caught drug driving in a Ford Fiesta on Monks Way, Eastleigh, on October 7 last year.

The 28-year-old was found to have THC - a breakdown product of cannabis - in his blood.

Appearing at Southampton Magistrates' Court, he pleaded guilty to drug driving.

Gale, of Monks Way, Eastleigh, was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fiend £250.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and court costs of £85.