Portsmouth-bound driver caught going more than 120mph on the M27 tests positive for cocaine

A DRIVER heading toward Portsmouth at more than 120mph tested positive for cocaine after police stopped him for speeding.

Tuesday, 28th May 2019, 3:22 pm
A Hampshire Roads Policing drug wipe shows positive for cocaine after a driver was stopped on the M27 near Portsmouth on Sunday night

He was caught by Hampshire roads officers on the M27 just after 11.30pm on Sunday.

They said on Twitter: ‘‘Vehicle on the #M27 near Portsmouth stopped doing over 120mph. Driver thought I wanted to race!!! (He lost!) Driver then provided a positive DrugWipe for cocaine. Driver off to custody.’

They added: ‘A blood sample has been taken which will be sent to the forensic lab for testing.

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‘If he’s over the limit he will be prosecuted!’

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary confirmed a 27-year-old man from Waterlooville was arrested on suspicion of drug driving in connection with the incident.

He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.