POLICE arrested a driver in his 30s for several offences after he stopped in a Chiseldon service station.

An officer spotted a man he thought was disqualified from driving drive into the Marlborough Road petrol station around 4am today.

The Swindonian was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified - then police spotted a knife inside the vehicle and a positive drugs wipe test at the roadside revealed he was on cocaine.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, taking a vehicle without consent, possession of a class B drug and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

Insp Steve Love said: “This was a positive arrest by officers who were out on patrol during the early hours of this morning and were suspicious of a driver they recognised in the Chiseldon area. As a result of officers' vigilance, a man is currently in custody, and a quantity of drugs and a knife have been seized.

“Driving while under the influence of drugs reduces your ability to drive safely. Please think seriously about the consequences your actions could have on yourself and other road users.”

The man remains in custody at Gablecross for questioning.