High Wycombe man caught with cannabis in Slough avoids jail
A man escaped prison despite being found with cannabis in custody after he nearly crashed his car into police officers hours earlier.
Maciej Wawrzyniak, of Hawthorne Road, High Wycombe, has been banned from driving and fined over £ 1,000 after being convicted of driving and drug offenses last week.
The 25-year-old was driving a BMW on the A355 Farnham Road around 3 a.m. on June 30, 2019 when he nearly collided with a police vehicle.
He was arrested by officers and given a drug test.
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The man from High Wycombe tested positive for cannabis and when police searched his car they found a small amount of drugs.
More cannabis was found on the 25-year-old while in custody, but he did not provide a blood sample for testing.
PC investigating officer Jonathan Housby of the Roads Police Unit said: “Maciej Wawrzyniak made several attempts to cover up the issue during this investigation. However, I am glad the evidence was strong enough to convict him for failing to provide a sample for drug analysis and possession of cannabis. ”
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Wawrzyniak was banned from driving for 18 months, ordered to perform 120 hours of unpaid work and fined £ 1,250 following a conviction by Reading Magistrates Court on Tuesday 8 June.
PC Housby added: “This case sends a clear message to those who choose not to provide a sample for drug analysis, Thames Valley Police will investigate, you will be convicted and you will be prohibited from driving.”