A UBER Eats delivery driver has lost his driving licence after he admitted drug driving.

Joshua Gulseven, of Warlands Lane, Shalfleet, admitted drug driving and using a vehicle or trailer with an incorrectly inflated tyre, in Newport, on December 5 last year, when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court. 

He changed his drug-driving plea from not guilty on a previous appearance on May 10.

Acting on a report from an off-duty police officer, of there being a strong smell of cannabis coming from Gulseven's red Peugeot car, leaving the Dodnor Industrial Estate, police were called at around 5pm.

Gulseven, with his partner and three young children in the car, was stopped in Dodnor Lane, where he was drug-tested at the roadside, said Lauren Stone, prosecuting.

The 24-year-old appeared to be under the influence of drugs, the police said.

Also, the Peugeot's tyre pressure was half the recommended level.

Following his arrest, Gulseven gave a blood reading for drugs, which provided a reading for cannabis derivative THC of 2.3. The legal limit is 2.0.

Gulseven, with no previous convictions, did not show signs of unacceptable driving standards, said Miss Stone.

Unrepresented, Gulseven said a driving ban would have "a big effect" on him, being an Uber Eats delivery driver.

He was banned for 14 months and fined £225, with a £90 surcharge and £85 costs.