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Driver caught on phone tests positive for alcohol and cocaine

PUBLISHED: 07:52 01 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:21 01 September 2019

Lowestoft police stopped a drug-driver after he was caught using his phone. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Lowestoft police stopped a drug-driver after he was caught using his phone. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Norfolk Constabulary

A driver who was caught using his phone tested positive for alcohol and a Class A drug.

Lowestoft police stopped a drug-driver after he was caught using his phone. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyLowestoft police stopped a drug-driver after he was caught using his phone. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

At 11.45pm on Saturday night, police were waiting at the junction of Gunton Church Lane to turn right onto Yarmouth Road when a car drove past with the driver on the phone.

Police stopped the male driver in Weston Road.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Armed Policing Team tweeted a picture of the vehicle and a second picture shows the driver had a breathalyser reading of 18 mcg per 100 ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 mcg.

The driver then provided a positive drug wipe for cocaine and was subsequently arrested.

A police spokesman said he was taken to Great Yarmouth police investigation centre where a blood sample was taken.

He added: "The driver will now have to wait approximately eight to 12 weeks while the blood is analysed and if over the prescribed limit they will receive a fine and will be banned from driving."

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