Police operation: Disqualified drug driver arrested as three fail exhaust noise tests

PUBLISHED: 09:51 03 March 2019 | UPDATED: 09:55 03 March 2019

An alleged disqualified drug driver was found with no insurance or licence. PHOTO: Twitter @SuffolkSpecials

An alleged disqualified drug driver was found with no insurance or licence. PHOTO: Twitter @SuffolkSpecials


A disqualified driver has been arrested after a police traffic operation found he allegedly had no licence or insurance.

Suffolk Police carried out the operation in Lowestoft on Saturday, March 2, and arrested the driver of a black Ford Focus after he allegedly provided a positive drug wipe.

In a post on Twitter, Suffolk Specials said: “This car was stopped by Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Police Team to our site in #Lowestoft. Driver arrested for providing a positive drug wipe and driving while disqualified. Also, he had no licence and no insurance! Now off the road!”

During the operation, officers checked a total of 32 vehicles and issued 15 Traffic Offence Reports (TOR) and five Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme notices.

Three of the TORs were handed to drivers for having exhausts which were too loud.

Suffolk Specials first posted: “A car was brought into our site in Lowestoft as his exhaust seemed to be too loud. #SC7595 conducted an exhaust noise test which showed we were correct. A TOR issued.”

A couple of hours later, they Tweeted again: “These two cars brought into our site at Lowestoft. #SC9063 and #SC7597 conducted an exhaust noise test on each. Both failed and TOR’s issued.”

A further four drivers were handed advisories, while one vehicle was seized.

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