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Highways maintenance foreman from Stamford will lose his job after drug driving with cocaine in his system

A highways maintenance foreman from Stamford will lose his job after been convicted of drug-driving with cocaine, a court has heard.

Marc Robert Potts was pulled over by police due to the manner of his driving, magistrates were told on Thursday.

Potts, 33, failed a roadside drug wipe and was arrested. A test in custody gave a reading of 18 micrograms of cocaine per litre of blood; the legal limit being 10.


Potts, of Essex Road, pleaded guilty to drug-driving on the A47 at King’s Lynn on September 3 last year.

In mitigation before magistrates in King’s Lynn, solicitor Andrew Cogan said the defendant had been driving to his girlfriend’s at about midnight.

He added: “The reason for the stop, he tells me, is that he was exceeding the speed limit. He might have been doing 85-90mph on the dual carriageway. He accepts that he’s not given sufficient attention to his speed.

“He had taken cocaine the night before so was quite surprise at the toxicology report.

“He’s a foreman for highway maintenance. A direct consequence of losing his licence is that he will be dismissed.”

Potts was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £250 and ordered to pay £85 costs and £32 victim surcharge.

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