A MOTORIST who admitted two drug driving offences said he was baffled when a test revealed traces of cocaine in his body.

Alexander Stillie, 38, was stopped by police as he drove his Vauxhall Vivaro northwards on the M6 at Todhills, on September 21 last year, Carlisle's Rickergate Magistrates' Court was told. He was stopped because of the manner of his driving, said prosecutor Pam Ward.

He had five times the legal cannabis limit in his body, and just short of seven times the limit for bezoylecgonine, a cocaine breakdown product.

The defendant also pleaded guilty to possessing the class B drug cannabis.

Mike Woolaghan, for Stillie, of Plean, Stirling, said he used cannabis for pain relief as he has a back condition.

The lawyer added: "The result which he found somewhat surprising is the breakdown product for cocaine. He hasn't used cocaine for an inordinate amount of time."

Stillie was given 80 hours unpaid work, a 25 month ban, £85 costs and a £90 victim surcharge.