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