A MUSICIAN was found to have a controlled drug in his blood after crashing his car in Dawson Street, Skipton.

Skipton magistrates heard police were called to the scene at 7.40am on February 9 this year to find Jack Brennan, 25, a student at Leeds College of Music, near his car. The mirror was hanging off and one of the wheels was on the kerb.

A drug swipe indicated cocaine and a blood sample Brennan provided revealed 80 microgrammes of ketamine in one litre of blood.

In interview he said he had taken a gram of cocaine and a gram of ketamine on the Friday night and had driven back from a performance in Leeds.

Defending, Keith Blackwell said Brennan, of previous good character and who gave his address as Moor Crescent, Skipton. had sought accommodation with a friend where parking was not allowed and was looking for somewhere else.

Magistrates disqualified Brennan from driving for 12 months, fined him £200 with £85 costs and a £32 surcharge.