SUSPECTED DRUG DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER CRASHING BMW OVERNIGHT


A man who was found trying to push his car out of a ditch near Calbourne has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

Officers were out on patrol during the early hours of this morning (Monday) when they came across a vehicle just off Calbourne Road (Middle Road).

The driver of the silver BMW 3-Series convertible was trying to push the vehicle out of a ditch after ‘stopping to have a wee’ at the side of the road.

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Suspicions were aroused leading Police to carry out 2 roadside tests – 1 for alcohol and the other for drugs. Although the alcohol breath test was clear, the driver failed a drugs wipe and was swiftly arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence of cannabis and/or cocaine.

The currently unnamed male driver was taken into custody at Newport Police Station, where he remains for questioning this morning.

Island Echo