Motorist arrested near Portsmouth after van seen 'weaving and colliding with barriers' on M27

A MOTORIST has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after an incident on the M27.

Sunday, 8th August 2021, 1:07 pm

Police were called just after 6am this morning to reports of a Ford Transit, driving eastbound from junction 5 of the M27, weaving and colliding with cones and barriers.

Officers spotted the vehicle at junction 11 of the M27 eastbound before stopping it on the A27 near to Farlington.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The van is described as a white Ford Transit with orange and red chevrons on the back doors.

A 36-year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drugs and driving with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit.

He remains in custody at this time.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was travelling on the A31 and M27 eastbound between 5.50am and 6.20am this morning.

‘Did you see this vehicle? Perhaps you have dash cam footage that could assist our investigation?’

Anyone with information is asked to phone 101 quoting reference 44210314791.

Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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