A man who was caught riding around on his moped twice the drug driving limit has been given a year ban from driving.

Daniel Bailey, 22, of Trefgarne Road, Dagenham, appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Monday, March 26, and pleaded guilty to drug driving.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £330 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and £33 victim surcharge.

At around 8.10pm on Sunday, October 29, police officers stopped Bailey who was driving his Gilera scooter in A128 in Bulphan on an unauthorised bike ride-out.

He then gave a positive reading for cannabis in his system and was taken to custody where a sample of blood was obtained for forensic analysis.

He was found to be almost two times over the drug driving limit.

Essex Police officers, along with Metropolitan Police, were made aware of plans by individuals linked to the group UK Bike Life to pass through Essex and gather in locations. 

Officers arrested 11 other people for various offences, including drug-driving, conspiracy to commit public disorder and theft of motor vehicles.