A MUSSELBURGH man who was caught driving a motorcycle while he had cocaine in his system has been banned from the road.

David Campbell was found with 146mg of cocaine per litre of blood when he was pulled over by police officers on the town’s Carberry Road earlier this year. The legal limit is 10mg.

Campbell, 56, was also discovered to have 800mg of Benzoylecgonine per litre of blood in his system during the same incident.

The motorcyclist was also found to have no insurance for the vehicle following police checks as well as possessing a small amount of the Class A drug cocaine.

Campbell, of Ravensheugh Road, pleaded guilty to the offences at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month and returned to the dock for sentencing last Wednesday.

Sheriff McCormack sentenced Campbell to a 16-month driving ban and ordered him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in the community as punishment.

Campbell pleaded guilty to driving a motorcycle with drugs in his system and with no insurance at Carberry Road, Musselburgh, on January 15 this year.

He also admitted to possessing a quantity of cocaine during the same incident.