UPDATED: DRUG DRIVING ARREST FOLLOWING 2-VEHICLE CRASH IN NEWPORT

A male has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving following a collision in Newport earlier this evening (Wednesday), in which a small van ended up on its side.

Emergency services were called to St George’s Way, at the junction of Furrlongs, shortly after 19:00 following reports of a 2-vehicle collision involving a Ford Focus ST and a Suzuki Carry van.

Amazingly, no one was seriously injured in the incident which blocked the current 1-way road entirely. However, both vehicles have been damaged alongside a number of heras fencing panels at the side of the carriageway – currently in place for roadworks in the area.

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Island Echo can reveal that a drugs wipe conducted at the roadside indicated a positive result for the driver of the Focus, leading to an arrest.

The currently unidentified male has been arrested on suspicion of driving with concentration of specified controlled drug above specified limit (drug driving) and taken into custody at Newport Police Station.

Recovery of the vehicles is taking place and the road is expected to re-open shortly.

UPDATE @ 12:20 – A 39-year-old from Brading has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving and released under investigation pending test results, Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed.

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J p
J p
1 year ago

Hopefully the focus driver faces a long driving ban and not just a slap on the wrist like usual

David Ford
David Ford
Reply to  J p
1 year ago

They should crush the car he might learn then

Ed Down
Ed Down
Reply to  David Ford
1 year ago

It has been crushed ……… Into a Suzuki Carry

Drugs cause mayhem.
Drugs cause mayhem.
Reply to  J p
1 year ago

These morons do not obey driving bans
Jail is the only deterrent. Hopefully the insurers will void his vehicle cover because of the drug driving, if proven. Assuming he has insurance ?
We need random alcohol and drug testing for motorists. Too many are undetected until an innocent person is maimed of killed.

Monkeyface
Monkeyface
1 year ago

Crush it up…. Make some corned beef tins

ron
ron
1 year ago

How many druggies have we got on the island for god’s sake

Steve
Steve
Reply to  ron
1 year ago

More than you think. As “MC hammer” points out, you probably know someone but don’t realise it. Crushing their cars would be a good start.

She
She
Reply to  ron
1 year ago

I was just thinking the same thing

SRichards
SRichards
1 year ago

Yet again! And these are just the ones that have an accident.God knows how many more are driving around getting away with it

Car modder
Car modder
1 year ago

Luckily focus looks standard so it doesn’t tarnish the car enhancement followers etc

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 year ago

When are all the morons who take some sort of drug going to realise, it is not acceptable to drive with whatever filth they have put into their bodies.

Bob b
Bob b
1 year ago

Another scumbag off the road hopefully!!

Mop bucket
Mop bucket
1 year ago

I’d love to know what actually happened! Those Suzukis were never known for stability, centre of gravity a bit too high? Were some not looking? were others too stoned to notice? Accident waiting to happen!

Lue
Lue
1 year ago

For those of you that wasnt at the accident .the driver diddnt cause the accident. The van did …by pulling out in front of him

white top
white top
Reply to  Lue
1 year ago

And your point is. The driver of the car was under the inluence so regardless of who you want to point the finger of blame at the driver that tested positive shouldnt have been on the road anyway.

Clear prop .
Clear prop .
Reply to  Lue
1 year ago

So you think being swivel eyed on Peruvian marching powder had nothing to do with it !

Davimel
Davimel
1 year ago

We now wait for 3 months for the drug swipe results, then another month for the CPS to decide if they can be bothered to do their jobs and charge him, then another 6 months waiting for the court date followed by a 12 month ban, £50 fine and during ALL this time he can continue driving with Drugs in his system, and no doubt will! The Law is a farce!

Martin Shoebridge
Martin Shoebridge
Reply to  Davimel
1 year ago

But his card is marked now. Any cop car spotting him driving will want to give him a tug… just in case…

Nwo
Nwo
Reply to  Martin Shoebridge
1 year ago

All you going on about drug driving.. however you’ll all drive after 1 drink.. after smoking a joint it takes 3days to not indicate on a drug test,, the guy may have had one days ago.. should zero policy with drink.you would all fail miserably.. get off your high horses for once..

 

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