AN ISLE of Wight man caught drug driving and speeding on Christmas Day has been banned from the road.

Jack Taylor, of New Street, Newport, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Friday, June 7.

The 25-year-old admitted drug driving and speeding in Newport, on December 25 of last year.

Prosecutor, Lauren Stone, said Taylor drove an Audi A1 on St Georges Way, and was caught on a speed camera travelling at 37mph in a 30mph zone at around 10.40am.

She said he was taken into custody and registered a reading of 2.5 for cannabis when the specified limit is 2.

Ms Stone said a trace of BZE was also found in his system, but the reading was below the legal limit.

Michael McGoldrick, defending, said there was no suggestion of obvious sight impairment.

He also argued doing 37mph in a 30mph zone was not close to an unacceptable standard of driving.

Mr McGoldrick said Taylor, a labourer, was barely over the limit, was already engaging well with probation and no further supervision was needed.

Taylor was fined £199 and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

He was ordered to pay costs of £85, an £80 surcharge, and his licence was endorsed with three penalty points for the speeding matter.