A drug-driver fell asleep providing a blood sample after his bike was involved in an accident.

Andrew Clark, of Sports Way, Neyland, appeared at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, December 18.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of driving while over the controlled drug limit.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting, said Clark, 30, collided with another vehicle while riding a Honda CBR motorbike on the A477 at Kilgetty on August 12.

“He was standing at the roadside when officers attended, he seemed really dazed, his speech was slurred and delayed and his eyes were glazed.”

When asked if he had taken anything, Clark replied that he had taken ‘the odd line of coke’ the previous day.

Miss Vaughan added: “He was falling asleep while providing a blood sample for the nurse.”

The court heard that Clark was convicted of drink-driving in 2013.

Stuart John, defending, said Clark, a fisherman who was looking for work in the area, would pay a high price for this incident.

“It seems to be the case that sometimes it’s harder to judge the impact these drugs than alcohol.

“Plainly this was an error of judgement. Luckily the road traffic accident was comparatively minor.”

Mr John added that the other party involved in the collision had not felt it necessary to contact the police, but Clark, had not wanted to be accused of leaving the scene.

“Because of his honesty he finds himself paying a higher price.”

Magistrates fined Clark £120 and banned him from driving for three years.

He was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.