A MAN who drove a car after taking a cocktail of drugs has been given a four-month prison sentence suspended for a year.

Matthew Marshall, of Selwyn Street, Leigh, had taken cocaine, delta/9/tetrahydrocannabinol, benzoylecgonine and methylenedioxymethamphetamine when he drove the vehicle without a licence or insurance on December 12.

The 25-year-old also failed to stop the car when police instructed him to do so on Bag Lane in Atherton.

Marshall admitted the offences and as well as being handed the suspended prison sentence by Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday he was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and adhere to a drug rehabilitation requirement and a rehabilitation activity requirement.

He also has to pay an £115 victim services charge and £85 court costs and has been disqualified from having a driving licence for 30 months.