A DRUG driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel for three years.

Jake Robert Cookson admitted that he drove a Ford Transit van with cocaine in his system.

South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court heard it happened November 6 on Hawkrigg Lane in New Hutton.

Cookson, 28, of Allithwaite, was fined £250 and told to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.