This picture shows just one of the consequences of getting behind the wheel after taking drugs.
Humberside Police shared the picture of the destroyed red Audi after arresting a person in East Yorkshire for drug driving over the weekend. The driver was caught after crashing the vehicle.
A conscientious member of the public reported the driver after being concerned about their terrible driving in Bridlington yesterday evening (Sunday). But as patrols responded, the driver lost control and ended up crashing the Audi.
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The police force’s East Riding North team posted about the incident on Facebook, confirming the driver had been taken into custody. Officers also thanked the member of the public who reported them.
“NPT and Patrol officers responded to reports of an erratic driver this evening,” the team wrote. “The vehicle subsequently crashed. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, having failed a roadside drugs wipe.
“It was a miracle nobody was hurt. A big thank you to the member of public who reported this to police.”
Driving under the influence of any kinds of recreational drug is a serious criminal offence and can result in fatal consequences. Those caught driving over the legal limit of illegal substances can be punished by up to six months in prison just for failing a roadside drug test.
It can also land you with a minimum of a one-year driving ban. Substances which are prohibited under driving laws include cocaine, cannabis, opioids and MDMA, while those on prescription drugs such as diazepam (Valium) should contact their doctor prior to driving.
Last year, a man was jailed for five years after killing a woman who was a passenger in his car while driving and crashing with cocaine by-product benzoylecgonine in his system. Thomas Jeeves lost control of his Vauxhall Corsa and went flying off the road in the crash which killed passenger Stephanie Ray, 26.
Humberside Police also recently revealed it was planning to use an unmarked HGV to catch more offenders driving while drunk or on drugs. So far, the operation has caught more than 4,000 drivers nationally.