Driver tests positive for cannabis after being pulled on motorway

Posted on - 30th October, 2018 - 2:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads
The car pulled over by police this morning

A driver was arrested on the M61 this morning (October 30) after being pulled over by Lancashire Road Police.


The incident was reported by police themselves at around 12.29am.

The vehicle was stopped using police tactics.

Several males were then detained by officers before the driver provided a positive drugs wipe for cannabis and was subsequently arrested.

One passenger in the vehicle was then found to be in possession of what police described as a “joint”.

The “joint”

A statement from Lancashire Road Police said: “Vehicle stopped on the M61 MOTORWAY using Police tactics.

“Several males detained and driver subsequently provided a positive drug wipe for CANNABIS and was arrested. Passenger found to be in possession of a cannabis “joint”.

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If a driver tests positive for having more than 2µg of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol, or THC (the active compound found in cannabis), per 100ml of blood, then this is considered a positive test, and is likely to lead to prosecution.

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