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Man admits dangerous driving of Transit van in Carlisle

Carlisle Crown Court

A man has admitted the dangerous driving of a Ford Transit van in Carlisle with cocaine in his system.

Jason John Riley faced a total of four offences when he appeared in front of a judge at the city’s crown court, remotely over a video link, this morning.

Riley, 39, pleaded guilty to the dangerous driving of the Transit van on Durranhill and Warwick roads in Carlisle on May 27 last year.

He further admitted having no third party insurance, and driving with the proportion of both cocaine and also the class A drug’s breakdown product – benzoylecgonine – above the legal limit.

The court heard Riley was currently subject to a previously-imposed community order and was disqualified from driving as a result of a previous conviction.

Judge Simon Medland QC adjourned the case for the preparation of a probation service pre-sentence report.

In the meantime Riley, of Brampton Old Road, Carlisle, was granted bail and is due to be sentenced for the four motoring crimes at the crown court on March 25.