Three arrests for weekend drug driving

Three people have been arrested for drug driving across North West Wales over the weekend.

Two were arrested in Llanfairpwll while a man in Blaenau Ffestiniog was caught driving under the influence for the second time in a week. He is now awaiting the results of two tests.

Road traffic officers also seized a vehicle of a driver in Holyhead for insurance and licence offences – while several drivers and motorcyclists were dealt with for speeding and vehicle defects.

In Trawsfynydd, a driver was caught obstructing a GoSafe van on the A470 by parking his Honda Civic with the boot open. The car fled when police arrived but later returned – he was given a Traffic Offence Report after it emerged the car had defective tyres.

Inspector Gareth Jones from the Roads Policing Unit said although it was ”disappointing” that ”a minority group of motorists who chose to break the law”, officers had not been called out to deal with any fatal or serious crashes over the weekend.

He added: ”Speeds of up to 90mph were witnessed on the EVO Triangle which is clearly unacceptable. It is well documented that we patrol that area which has seen its fair share of serious and fatal collisions.”

”Several drivers and motorcyclists were dealt with for offences including driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance, defective tyres, seatbelts and number plate offences. These are all things that we regularly remind the public that we will target, with a view to prosecution, all those that commit road traffic offences.”


Eich Gorsaf, Eich Llais / Your Station, Your Voice