Multiple drug-driving arrests as 41 vehicles stopped in Sussex

More than 40 vehicles were stopped, with six drug-driving arrests, in Sussex last night (Thursday, December 23).

Sussex Roads Police reported on social media that it responded to a 'number of emergency calls'.

These included two road traffic collisions and two broken down vehicles.

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Police said 41 vehicle were also stopped by officers and six people were arrested on suspicion of drug-driving.

"We also conducted static road checks in Crawley for #OpDragonfly," Sussex Roads Police added.

"Our Gatwick Police colleagues stopped a male we recently received blood results back for, today he was positive again for cannabis and arrested.

"Whilst in custody we have charged the 37-year old male from Burgess Hill for drug-driving for our last job and await latest results."

Police confirmed that a number of breath tests were carried out with those 41 vehicle stops but no one was found to be drink-driving.

Sussex Roads Police said 41 vehicles were stopped by officers and six people were arrested on suspicion of drug-driving.