Police arrest New Year’s Eve drug-driver

Officers patrol Norfolk Street, King's Lynn, after midnight. Picture: Su Holliday

Officers patrol Norfolk Street, King's Lynn, after midnight. Picture: Su Holliday - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers

A third drug driver was arrested in as many days by police after a busy New Year's Eve shift.

The driver was one of seven arrested last night on Norfolk Street, King's Lynn, by officers from the town.

King's Lynn Police tweeted on New Year's Day: "A busy New Year's Eve for #Team4. Seven arrested last night on Norfolk Street. A mixture of drunk and disorderly, assaults, public order offences and assault on an emergency worker. It also included a drug drive for cocaine, the third in 3 days for #PC421."

As well as these crimes, King's Lynn Police attended the scene of two overturned vehicles and arrested three people on suspicion of drink-driving in the early hours of New Year's Day. The first motorist blew 70mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath - the legal limit is 35mcg.The police said: "No sooner had the bells rung for the new year than the driver of this vehicle thought it was OK to drive home drunk. The lack of judgement and ice took care of the rest. Once again no injuries."Shortly before 5.40am, police arrested a driver after they lost control of their vehicle on Nar Ouse Way, King's Lynn.Another motorist was stopped on Gaywood Road in the town.An officer said: "Both over twice the drink-drive limit."


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