Lorry driver crashes while delivering Christmas turkeys

The lorry full of turkey crashed off the A143 by Pakenham on Saturday December 21. Stock Image. Pi

The lorry full of turkey crashed off the A143 by Pakenham on Saturday December 21. Stock Image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Police have arrested a lorry driver who crashed while delivering turkeys during the weekend before Christmas, and then allegedly tested positive for cocaine.

Suffolk police were called to the scene of the accident off the A143 by Pakenham at 12.05pm on Saturday, December 21, after reports that a lorry had gone off the road into a ditch.

A 39-year-old man from Lowestoft was arrested at approximately 12.30pm on suspicion of drug driving and careless driving after failing a roadside drug swipe.

He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre to be questioned and after providing a blood sample for further tests he was released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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