Five Sheffield motorists arrested for suspected drink or drug driving on busy night for road police

Five drivers were arrested for either suspected drink or drug driving on a busy night for police on Sheffield’s roads.

By Dan Hayes
Saturday, 27 April, 2019, 15:29

Firstly, officers remanded a man to court after stopping him on Park Square roundabout.

After suspecting him to be under the influence of some sort of drug, the man provided a positive roadside test for cocaine, the second time he has been arrested for the same offence in the past week.

A driver in Sheffield city centre provided a positive test for cocaine.

A second driver in the Hackenthorpe area blew double the drink drive limit and was kept in the cells overnight before being charged.

And a third driver, also in Hackenthorpe, tested positive for cannabis

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A blood sample was obtained and if found to be over the ‘limit’ when tested, the driver will be summonsed to court for drug driving.

In addition to these three individuals, police also arrested another two who provided positive breath samples at the roadside but were just under the legal prosecution limit once they had provided in custody.

A driver in Hackenthorpe provided a positive test for cannabis.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Despite our numerous pleas, messages, reminders, advertising campaigns, it would seem the message is still not getting through regarding drink and drug driving.”