DRIVER Allegedly Tested Positive For Drugs After Police Stop

12 January, 2022 | Local

A VAN driver pulled over by police on a busy Gourock street allegedly failed a roadside drug test.

Officers on patrol stopped the vehicle on Shore Street at 10:30am on Tuesday.

Sergeant Jason Logsdon said: “On speaking to the driver, officers believed him to be intoxicated and he was required to provide a sample of saliva for a roadside drug screening test which he [allegedly] failed.

“A search of the vehicle was conducted whereby a quantity of drugs, suspected to be cannabis, was also recovered.”

The 50-year-old man was arrested and will be reported to prosecutors.

Chief Inspector Paul Cameron said: “I remain committed to ensuring the roads of Inverclyde are as safe as possible.

“People who drive under the influence of drink and drugs are a danger to themselves and to other road users.

“I am urging people to please continue to report anyone they believe is driving while intoxicated; this type of behaviour is irresponsible and can wreck lives.”

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