Drug-fuelled driver caught with knife after road swoop by police in Hartlepool

A driver tested positive for drugs and was caught with a knife in his car after being stopped by cops in Hartlepool.
A driver tested positive for drugs and was caught with a knife in his car after being stopped by cops in Hartlepool.

Road cops sniffed out a crime after catching out a drug-fuelled driver in possession of a knife in Hartlepool.

Keen-eyed officers from Durham and Cleveland Road Policing Unit stopped the motorist shortly after midnight in the Owton Manor area of the town.

The driver was given a roadside test, which proved positive for both cannabis and cocaine.

A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a knife in the glove box.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and possession of a bladed article.

He has since been charged and is due to appear before magistrates.

Anyone have information regarding a drink or drug driver, is asked to contact police on 101 and report it.

Alternatively report it anonymously via crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.