Derbyshire woman arrested on suspicion of drug driving after allegedly travelling from Cornwall under the influence

A Derbyshire woman has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after allegedly travelling back from Cornwall while under the influence.

Thursday, 26th August 2021, 6:53 pm

The 26-year-old from Alfreton was stopped by officers at Junction 28 of the M1 on Wednesday afternoon (August 25) after they received intelligence that she had recently been using cocaine during a holiday in the south-west.

After being intercepted by officers on her return home, the woman tested positive in a roadside drug test and was arrested.

She later provided a sample of blood in custody which Derbyshire Constabulary say will be sent off for analysis to confirm the level of any substances present.

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Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit posted this picture on Twitter after intercepting the suspected drug driver on her return to the county

A force spokesperson added: “The woman has been released under investigation, pending these further enquiries.

“Throughout this week officers will be out on patrol targeting and educating irresponsible and dangerous drivers in a bid to reduce fatal and serious collisions.

"This work forms part of a week-long national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of drug and drink-driving.”

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