A DRUG driver was banned for 42 months after she was caught with traces of cocaine in her system.

Victoria Farrell, 44, of Park View, Sedbury, Chepstow, was stopped on Chepstow Road, Caldicot, in an Audi A3.

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She pleaded guilty to drug driving with 348 micrograms of cocaine derivative benzoylecgonine per litre of blood.

The legal limit is 50 micrograms of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood.

Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how the offence was committed on March 30.

Farrell was sentenced to a 12-month community order and has to complete a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

The defendant was fined £120 and must pay £85 costs and a £95 surcharge.