Lorry driver arrested on M6 at J31 Samlesbury on suspicion of drug driving

Posted on - 15th February, 2023 - 12:32pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, Roads, Transport
The collision happened at the at the Junction 31 slip road at Samlesbury Pic: Motorway Cameras
Junction 31 slip road at Samlesbury Pic: Motorway Cameras

A man was arrested in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 14 February for drug offences.


Close to J31 of the M6, a HGV vehicle was stopped by Tac Ops officers after it was believed that the driver was under the influence.

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After a drugs test, the driver tested positive for cannabis and a 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. He is currently in custody.

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A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “If you know anyone that drink or drug drives, then please pass us the information and we will act on it. You may save a life or prevent someone being seriously injured. “


To contact the police use 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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