Northampton man seen driving in 'erratic' manner arrested in connection with drugs and driving offences

Police felt obliged to search him after he initially gave them false details

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 1:20 pm

A 23-year-old Northampton man has been arrested in connection with drugs and driving offences after police officers witnessed a man driving in an 'erratic' manner in Northampton town centre.

A man was stopped at around 4.25am on Saturday, September 18 after officers spotted him driving a black BMW in an 'erratic' manner on St Giles Street.

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: "At first the man provided false details and, as a result, he was searched under Section 23 of the Misuse Of Drugs Act and a quantity of what is suspected to be Class A drugs were recovered."

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Drugs seized from the scene of the crime. Photo: Joshua Shield

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, driving with no valid UK driving licence and with no insurance.

He was taken into custody but has since been released on police bail pending further investigation.