Car ‘with smell of cannabis’ stopped by police
A driver has been arrested after reportedly testing positive for both cannabis and cocaine in a roadside drug test.
Traffic officers stopped the silver car in Ipswich after they said they noticed a “smell of cannabis” coming from the vehicle on the evening of Monday, December 17.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team later Tweeted: “#RCRT stopped this car in #Ipswich due to a smell of cannabis coming from it and #arrested the driver after a positive @DrugWipeUK for both cannabis AND cocaine #fatal4.”
Suffolk police launched its Christmas drink and drug driving campaign on December 1.
Drivers will be breathalysed if stopped for a vehicle defect, their manner of driving, or following a collision.
Time slots are then reserved for magistrates to deal with those caught over the limit.
Mary Evans, Suffolk County Council’s highways chief, said: “This is a vital campaign aimed at those driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over the Christmas period.”