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BMW driver in 'ridiculous overtake' tests positive for drugs

PUBLISHED: 10:24 11 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:26 11 January 2019

The drug wipe kit used by Suffolk Constabulary. Picture: SIMON PARKIN

The drug wipe kit used by Suffolk Constabulary. Picture: SIMON PARKIN

A driver tried to give police false details after a performing what they described as a "ridiculous overtake" on an unmarked car.

After being pulled over by traffic officers, police said the motorist - driving a BMW - then tested positive for cannabis in a drug wipe test at the roadside.

He also had no licence or insurance, police said.

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team Tweeted a picture of the vehicle involved in the incident in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday, January 10 and wrote: “This vehicle was seen doing a ridiculous overtake by an unmarked #RAPT unit in #BuryStEdmunds.

“The driver provided false details. He has no licence or insurance and gave a positive @DrugWipeUK for #Cannabis.”

Drink and drug-driving is considered as one of the “fatal four” road offences along with speeding, using a mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

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