A MAN convicted of drug driving on the Isle of Wight last year has been handed a fine after he was unable to complete his unpaid work in the community on mental health grounds.   

Lee Millington, of Ashey Road, Ryde, was given 12 months' probation, which included an order to complete 80 hours' unpaid work, together with a driving ban, after he was convicted on two counts of drug diving, namely cocaine and cannabis, on December 6.   

The Probation Service made an application to revoke the probation order at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Friday, November 3.

Probation officer, Dawn Young, told the court Millington's unpaid work element was unworkable on medical grounds — namely him having emotionally unstable personality disorder.

Mrs Young recommended he be excused the unpaid work element because of his "poor mental health" and that he be resentenced after only completing 23 hours.

Magistrates revoked the probation order and fined Millington £200.