Suspected drug-driver tried to evade police - but turned into a cul-de-sac

The suspected drug-driver was stopped in Stowmarket after turning into a cul-de-sac. Picture: NORFOL

The suspected drug-driver was stopped in Stowmarket after turning into a cul-de-sac. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ROADS AND ARMED POLICING TEAM - Credit: Archant

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.”

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