A MAN was banned from driving for being in charge of a car at a club after taking cocaine and cannabis.

Dion Jones, 25, was caught in charge of an Audi A1 at Ringland Labour Club in Newport with a class A and a class B drug in his blood.

He was found guilty of the offences, which were committed on Friday, June 2, after a trial at the city’s magistrates' court.

Jones, of Hendre Farm Drive, Newport had denied both counts.

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The defendant was disqualified from driving for six months.

He was also fined £240 and must pay £100 prosecution costs and a £96 surcharge.