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Workington man admits dangerous driving and illegal drug possession

Carlisle Crown Court

A WORKINGTON man has been warned he should prepare himself for a prison sentence after committing a string of offences, including dangerous driving and illegally possessing hundreds of diazepam tablets.

Marc McIvor, 31, pleaded guilty to a total of five charges when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this afternoon (MON).

McIvor admitted driving a Vauxhall Corsa dangerously on Annie Pit Lane, Mossbay Road and Poole Road, all in Workington; driving while disqualified; driving without third party insurance; possessing class A heroin; and possession of 728 class C diazepam tablets. All of the offences were committed on June 19.

The case was adjourned after the barrister representing McIvor, Jamie Baxter, asked for the preparation of a pre-sentence report. While accepting the defendant “clearly has a big issue with drugs”, Mr Baxter said such a report may shed light on whether an intensive rehabilitation course may best benefit McIvor and protect the public going forward.

Recorder David Temkin agreed that a report should be prepared, and adjourned the case to August 14. McIvor, of Hillary Close, Salterbeck, Workington, was given an interim driving ban, remanded in custody and told that the preparation of a report shouldn’t be taken as any indication of the likely sentence.

“These are serious offences. You have got a bad criminal history,” the judge told McIvor. “You should prepare yourself for a custodial sentence.”

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