A BURGER van man put his livelihood in jeopardy by drug driving.

Blackburn magistrates heard Souhel Mohammed was also the breadwinner for his five children and his wife, who was expecting twins.

Mohammed, 38, of Romney Walk, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to driving while over the limit for benzoylecgonine, the derivative of cocaine, and without insurance.

He was fined £1,000 with £85 costs and a £400 victim surcharge and banned from driving for 12 months.

Bilal Saeed, prosecuting, said Mohammed came to the attention of police because the Audi he was driving flagged up as being uninsured.

Duncan Nightingale, defending, said his client had no previous convictions.

He said the car belonged to the defendant’s parents who had gone to Pakistan following a bereavement.

“They had left instructions that the insurance needed renewing but he forgot,” said Mr Nightingale.

“He had consumed some cocaine a few days earlier and unfortunately for him it was still in his system.”