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Pembrokeshire fisherman caught driving after weekend cocaine binge

He was caught on the A477 at Broadmoor

A fisherman who drove his Land Rover Freelander through Broadmoor whilst over six times the legal cocaine limit has been banned from driving for 18 months.

Vincent Gyseman, 31, of Pentlepoir, Saundersfoot was stopped by police on September 7, 2022, as officers carried out a routine check.  As they checked his vehicle, they noticed that his eyes were glazed and that he smelt of cannabis.

A drugs wipe proved positive and Gyseman was taken to a police custody suite for further tests to be carried out.  These revealed that he had 351 mcg of the cocaine derivative Benzoylecgonine in his system.   The specified limit is 50.

Gyseman, who pleaded guilty to the offence, was represented in court by Mr Michael Kelleher.

“He’d taken the drugs the weekend before, but they were still in his system,” he said.

Mr Kelleher added that Gyseman works as a fisherman based in Fishguard.

“It’s going to be very difficult for him to get to and from work,” he concluded. “As a result, he’s now considering moving to Fishguard.”

In addition to the 18 month disqualification, Gyseman was fined £400 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £160 surcharge.