A DRUG driver caught in Southampton has been hauled before court.

Paul Surplice was caught drug driving a Volkswagen Golf on St Mary Street on November 22 last year.

The 50-year-old was found to have Benzoylecgonine - a breakdown product of cocaine - in his system.

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Appearing at Southampton Magistrates' Court, he admitted one charge of drug driving.

Surplice, of Rownhams Road, North Baddesley, was handed an interim disqualification from driving and was released on unconditional bail until the next hearing on July 13 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

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