A THIRTY-eight-year-old Eden Valley man has admitted drug driving on the A66 near Penrith.

At Carlisle's Rickergate court, Christopher David Robinson, of Castle Park View, Applebly, admitted driving a Subaru Forester at Kemplay Bank Roundabout on September 14 while over the limit for a cannabis breakdown product. He was fined £120 and given a 15 month ban.

The defendant also admitted breaching a restraining order between Monday, January 25, and Tuesday, February 2, by contacting a woman he was banned from contacting.

The contact consisted of phone calls and text messages.

For this offence, magistrates imposed a community order with a requirement to complete 140 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months.

He must also pay prosecution costs of £86 and a £95 victim surcharge. A new restraining order bans the defendant from Chapel Street, Appleby, until July 26.