POLICE arrested a man in Swindon on suspicion of drug driving.

Officers spotted the vehicle being driven along Marlborough Road and approaching the BP garage around 1.20pm on Monday.

The driver spotted the police vehicle and drove off along Queens Drive.

Police saw the vehicle being driven in a suspicious manner and when they stopped it in Guildford Avenue, officers approached the driver and carried out a drug swipe.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was then arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

He was taken to Gablecross Custody for further questioning and has since been released under investigation while further enquiries are conducted.

PC Luke Hobbs said: “Driving while under the influence of drugs is not only illegal but it is hugely irresponsible – your ability to drive is seriously impacted and you could cause serious injury or worse to yourself, other road users and pedestrians.

“We continue to target individuals who get behind the wheel of a car having consumed alcohol or illegal drugs.”

If you suspect someone of drink or drug driving, please call 101 or 999 in an emergency, and give as much detail as possible including direction of travel and registration number where possible.