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Man arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs in Ballymena

PSNI police car

Police in Ballymena have arrested a man in the early hours of Sunday morning, 17th December, after observing a vehicle acting suspiciously.

The incident occurred in the Drumtara area of Ballee, in the town. The driver was subsequently arrested on a number of offences.

Speaking following the arrest a spokesperson for Police in Mid & East Antrim said:

"District Support Team Officers were on patrol of the Drumtara area of Ballymena in the early hours of Sunday morning when they observed a vehicle acting suspiciously.

"Upon speaking to the driver it was ascertained that he did not have a full driving licence, was unaccompanied and not displaying L plates.

"The driver was arrested for these offences as well as on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs. A forensic examination will now be conducted on samples taken from the driver.

"Local Policing Officers came to assist during the arrest and whilst at the scene arrested a second male for breaching bail conditions.

"Officers across the district are committed to keeping our roads safe and are proactively looking for drivers putting others at risk."


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