A lorry driver is set to go on trial accused of cocaine drug-driving on a trip from London to Eastleigh.

Southampton Magistrates' Court heard Marius Bagdonas, 42, was stopped by police in Chickenhall Lane in Eastleigh after residents alerted officers due to his ‘mannerisms'.

Prosecutor Rhys Evans told magistrates a drug test was carried out and he was arrested in the May 2 incident.

He said: “The defendant told police he had been a lorry driver for 13 years and drove around the world in his job."

Bagdonas, of Portland Street in Boston, Lincolnshire, entered no plea to a charge of drug-driving while over the limit of Benzoylecgonine - a cocaine byproduct - in his blood.

Chair of the magistrates’ Amanda Cooper said: “Your defence has said they have incomplete information so we will go to trial on April 30, 2024.

“You have been granted unconditional bail but you must come back to court on the date we have set.”