Posted: Tue 2nd May 2017

Two arrests in Flintshire for alleged drug driving over the weekend

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit have dealt with several drug drive arrests over the Bank Holiday.

A 39-year-old woman from Ewloe was also arrested on Saturday afternoon after testing positive for cocaine at the roadside in Mold. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The woman has since been released under investigation pending the results of further tests. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

On Sunday a 42-year-old man from New Brighton was arrested shortly before 2.30pm after testing positive for cannabis when he was stopped in Shotton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He was also arrested on suspicion of an alledged assault following a domestic-related incident and has been released under investigation for both offences. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Across North Wales.

Shortly before 11pm on Monday, May 1 a man was arrested on Conwy Road, Colwyn Bay after providing positive for cannabis at the roadside. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The 49-year-old man, who is from the Llanrwst area, was arrested and later released under investigation pending the results of further tests. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

And a driver who was caught speeding at 93mph in a 60mph zone was stopped in the Caernarfon area yesterday evening. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He was breathalysed and found to be over the legal drink drive limit. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The 32-year-old man from Llanllyfni was arrested and has since been charged with drink driving and will be appearing before Caernarfon Magistrates on Monday, May 15th. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Shortly after 3pm on Sunday, April 30 a 30-year-old man from Wrexham was spotted driving without a seatbelt in the Trevor area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He was stopped by an officer and was arrested after testing positive for both cannabis and cocaine at the roadside. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He has since been released under investigation pending the results of further tests and also issued with TORs (Traffic Offence Reports) for the seatbelt offences and for having two defective tyres. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

And a 34-year-old woman from Rhos in Wrexham was arrested in the Penycae area shortly before 10am on Sunday after testing positive for cannabis at the roadside. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

She was also found to be driving without insurance and was issued with a TOR. She has since been released under investigation pending the results of further tests. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

During the afternoon of Saturday, April 29 officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team stopped a man in the Gwenfro area of Wrexham due to his manner of driving. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, dangerous driving, drink and drug driving. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He was also arrested on suspicion of possession of what is believed to be Class A drugs. He has since been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sergeant Trystan Bevan from the Roads Policing Unit said:

Despite our repeated warnings a small minority of people are still intent on ignoring our messages. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

I cannot stress enough the dangers that these people present, not just to themselves, but to other road users. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anyone who is considering driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs should know that we will be out and about waiting. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Social media users can follow the work of the Roads Policing Unit via their Twitter or Facebook pages and via the #Fatal5 or #OpDarwen hashtags. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anybody who may have information relating to drink or drug drivers is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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