A motorist who drove under the influence of drugs and while disqualified has avoided a jail sentence.

On February 17, Gregg Huggett, of Camden Close, Northfleet, drove a BMW in Greenhithe with no insurance.

On May 3 the 26-year-old also drove a BMW 3 series in Camden Close while disqualified and with no insurance. He failed to stop when told to do so by a police officer.

Huggett later gave a blood test of 2.8 microgrammes of cannabis and 129 microgrammes of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood. The threshold limits are two microgrammes and 50 microgrammes.

He also had cocaine in his possession.

Huggett was sentenced on August 1 for driving while disqualified, failing to stop, possessing cocaine, driving without insurance and drug-driving. He pleaded guilty to all charges.

Medway magistrates sentenced Huggett to 120 days in prison, suspended for 24 months.

They also banned him from driving for 36 months and ordered him to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months.

He must also pay a £660 fine, £170 costs and a £211 victim surcharge.