A driver found slumped at the wheel of a car in the middle of a busy Norwich street was almost six times the limit. 

Concerned passers-by grabbed keys to his Seat Ibiza to stop Callum Cooper, 21, driving any further on Earlham Road at 10.30pm on March 23.

However he was so incapacitated that when police arrived at the scene he was still trying to start the car

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Appearing at Norwich Magistrates’ Court he pleaded guilty to drug driving.

He failed a roadside drugs wipe test, the court was told.

Later tests found he had taken ketamine, a powerful horse tranquiliser which has become a popular recreational drug.    

Ralph Gillam, mitigating, said: “He doesn’t actually recall moving his car but he must have a short distance because he was found slumped over the wheel.”

He had "impulsively" taken the drug after visiting friends, he added.

Magistrates banned him from driving for two years and imposed a 12 month community order requiring him to carry out 20 rehabilitation days and 80 hours of unpaid work.