Driver denies using cannabis but 'suddenly remembers smoking it' after failing roadside drugs test in Preston

A driver who denied using cannabis until failing a roadside drugs test was arrested in Preston.
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Traffic officers stopped a black Vauxhall Corsa linked to drug driving in Albyn Street East on Saturday night (August 6).

Police said the driver denied using cannabis up until he failed a roadside drugs test when he “suddenly remembered smoking some” in the morning.

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He was subsequently arrested at the scene on suspicion of drug driving.

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The penalties for drug driving are the same as for drink driving.

If you are convicted you could face:

- a minimum 12-month driving ban

A driver was arrested after failing a roadside drugs test in Preston (Credit: Lancashire Police)A driver was arrested after failing a roadside drugs test in Preston (Credit: Lancashire Police)
A driver was arrested after failing a roadside drugs test in Preston (Credit: Lancashire Police)

- a criminal record

- an unlimited fine

- up to 6 months in prison

- an endorsement on your driving license for 11 years

The maximum penalty for causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drugs or drink is life in prison, with a minimum driving ban of five years.

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