POLICE discovered a 37-year-old motorway drug driver had a knuckle duster on him. 

Shahram Karimpoor, of Burnley Road, Colne, Lancashire, now faces a wait to learn his fate. 

At Worcester Magistrates Court on Tuesday, (December 12), Karimpoor admitted possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, using a motor vehicle without third-party insurance, drug driving and driving while disqualified. 

Mark Hambling, prosecuting, told the court Karimpoor drove a Seat on the M5 on July 29 this year.

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Karimpoor was stopped at M5 Strensham Services between Junction 8 and Junction 7 and a search led to officers finding he had the knuckle duster. 

Police checks also revealed there was no insurance for the car and Karimpoor was banned from the road. 

After taking a roadside drug test Karimpoor was taken to the police station where he gave a sample which showed he had 3.4ug/l of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, a cannabis breakdown, in his system. 

That is above the legal limit of 2ug/l. 

During Karimpoor's court appearance Amer Hussain, defending, asked for a pre-sentence report which was granted by magistrates. 

Karimpoor was told to return to the court for sentencing on January 4 by chairman of the magistrates bench Richard Poppleton.

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Karimpoor was given an interim disqualification ahead of the hearing and the chairman told him he had unconditional bail, but warned he should attend court for sentence. 

Last week West Mercia Police launched the latest Christmas campaign targeting drink and drug drivers.

Motorists in Worcestershire are being reminded of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs as part of a national police enforcement operation OpLimit.

West Mercia Police said enforcing the drink and drug drive law is a year-round commitment and takes place 24/7 to support the Safer West Mercia Plan.

In the last three years, 23 people have died and 154 have been seriously injured in collisions across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire where alcohol has been listed as a contributory factor.

Superintendent Steph Brighton, for West Mercia Police, said: “It’s extremely frustrating that some motorists inexcusably still drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs."