A DRUG driver from Swindon has been handed an interim roads ban while awaiting sentencing. 

Dominic Heggie was driving along Fleming Way in a silver Volkswagen Golf at 8.30am on February 10 when he was stopped by a police officer on patrol.

When the officer approached the 28-year-old's car he could smell cannabis and noticed Heggie appeared nervous and his speech was slurred.

A roadside drugs wipe tested positive for cannabis and Heggie was arrested. But he refused to provide a blood sample for further drugs analysis. 

Heggie, of Farnsby Street, Swindon, appeared at Swindon Magistrates' Court today and pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of blood.

He was released on unconditional bail until sentencing in the new year, but was also handed an interim driving disqualification. 

PC Luke Hobbs, from Wiltshire Police’s Roads Policing Team, said: “We are currently running our annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, and we are doing everything we can to highlight the dangers that these sort of motorists pose on our roads.

“Driving under the influence is one of the fatal four, meaning it is one of the four most common causes of serious or fatal road traffic collisions.

“Anything that affects your ability to concentrate on the road and other road users, impacts your attention or reduces your reaction time, means you are not driving safely. You could not only kill yourself but you could kill other people.”

If you are worried that someone is driving under the influence of drink or drugs call 101, or in an emergency, dial 999.