Lancaster man jailed for dangerous driving and drugs offences

Leigh Smith
Leigh Smith

A Lancaster man has been given an 18-month prison sentence for motoring and drugs offences.

Leigh Smith, 28, of Binyon Court, was ordered to serve 16 months’ imprisonment and given a five-year ban for dangerous driving.

Smith also received a further two months in jail, to be served consecutively, for possession of a Class A drug.

The court heard that on August 19, Leigh was witnessed by police driving dangerously.

When police later arrested him, it was discovered that the vehicle did not belong to him and he did not have a valid driving licence or insurance cover to drive the vehicle.

And when police searched him, he was also found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine.

DS Fiona Jackson, of Lancaster CID, said: “Leigh Smith has committed a number of serious offences.

“Dangerous driving is a particularly serious offence that puts both him and other road users at risk and it is right he has received a custodial sentence for his actions.

“The message is clear with this conviction; driving dangerously and without a licence is unacceptable, and you will face severe penalties if you do.”

Smith was jailed at Preston Crown Court on Monday.