Suspected drug-driver tried to evade police - but turned into a cul-de-sac
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A van driver who tried to evade police hit a dead end by turning into a cul-de-sac - and was then arrested on suspicion of drug-driving.
Traffic officers tried to pull the van over in Stowmarket during the evening of Sunday, December 16.
Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team later Tweeted: “#RCRT in #Stowmarket saw a van early this evening that tried to evade police but turned into a cul-de-sac!
“Driver #arrested after testing positive for cocaine.”
Officers added that the “driver had only been arrested two weeks prior for the same offence”.
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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.
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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.”