A DRIVER caught at the wheel while high on controlled drugs in Irvine has been banned from the roads.

Gordon Connelly pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence on the town's Shewalton Road on November 11, 2022.

He admitted driving a motor vehicle while the proportion of 'delta-9-tetreahydrocannabinol' - the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis - in his system was 6.7 microgrammes per litre of blood.

The legal limit is two microgrammes.

During a brief hearing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, Connelly, of Albert Place, Stewarton, was fined £400 and banned from holding or obtaining a licence for 12 months.