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Newbury driver arrested for drug-driving

Car initially pulled over by Thames Valley Police officers for having obscured number plate

Sarah Bosley


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Newbury driver arrested for drug driving

Police officers found a bit more than they expected when they stopped a vehicle in Newbury yesterday.

A Facebook post on the Thames Valley Police roads policing account said that officers initially pulled the car over after noticing its rear number plate was completely covered in dirt and therefore unreadable.

After finding the driver "appearing under the influence" they drug tested them and were provided with a positive saliva test for cocaine.

The post continued that the driver and passenger were also in breach of current Covid-19 lockdown regulations - heading off to McDonalds together even though they are from different households.

The police issued warnings to both for the lockdown rule breaks and subsequently arrested the driver for drug-driving.

The social media post ended with a reminder for everyone to stay home to protect lives.

You can see the full post here.

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  • danny2300

    16/01/2021 - 11:08

    I take it Michelle is either the person or knows the person who was arrested.


  • Marcus

    15/01/2021 - 15:36

    How about naming this cretin?


    • Michelle

      15/01/2021 - 15:46

      How about mind your own business


  • louise

    15/01/2021 - 14:13

    "white power" found in footwell. More charges to follow?


    • Michelle

      15/01/2021 - 15:00

      Actually just seen where it says that but don’t believe everything you read!!


    • Michelle

      15/01/2021 - 14:50

      Where does it say white powder found in the footwelll??? Making up your own news now!!!