A SANDOWN man caught driving with cannabis in his system has been banned from the road.

Bradley Moore, 20, of Seagrove Drive, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He admitted driving while under the influence of cannabis.

Prosecutor, Ann Smout, told the court Moore had been driving toward East Cowes on October 15 of last year.

She said a police officer had been on duty and approaching the Racecourse roundabout when a vehicle pulled out in front of him.

The officer noted the smell of cannabis and decided to follow the car, later flashing blue lights and pulling the driver over.

Mrs Smout said the driver of the vehicle, Moore, confirmed he had been smoking cannabis earlier in the day.

She said he co-operated fully with police, and a roadside swab confirmed cannabis was in his system.

Arrested and taken to the police station, Moore registered 4.4 micrograms of cannabis derivative in one litre of blood. The legal limit is two.

Mrs Smout said Moore pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

Moore, representing himself, said he had finished a long day at work and smoked cannabis earlier in the day.

He said he made a very stupid mistake which he regretted.

Moore was fined £320, and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £34 surcharge.

He was disqualified from driving for one year.