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Ban for teen driver caught behind wheel twice after using cannabis

19-year-old's car was also in a dangerous condition

A teenager who was caught behind the wheel of his car after using cannabis has been banned from the road.

Talat Cemal Kilic, of Queens Promenade in Douglas, was caught by police twice in two months.

Police stopped him on 28 September after reports that his BMW had been spotted on Marown playing fields emitting a strong smell of cannabis.

Officers located the 19-year-old on Bucks Road in Douglas – he failed a drug wipe test and was arrested and later released on bail.

On 10 November Kilic was stopped, just after 12.30am, at The Hairpin in Ramsey – he failed another drug wipe test and officers found more than 51 grams of cannabis in his vehicle worth £293.

The car was also noted to have four defective tyres.

At Douglas Courthouse this week Kilic admitted driving and being in charge of his vehicle whilst over the legal drug drive limit, possession of the Class B drug, and having a vehicle in a dangerous condition. 

Banning Kilic from the road for 30 months High Bailiff Jayne Hughes also imposed a 12-month probation order.

He will also have to take and pass an extended driving test and pay prosecution costs of £125.

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