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Driver arrested for drugs offences after crash

A driver was arrested on suspicion of drugs and weapons offences after a car crash in Nottingham centre


Officers spotted two cars being driven erratically along Maid Marian Way at round 1am yesterday (Wednesday).


One of the vehicles was stopped and the other was found a short time later in Greyfriar Gate after colliding with a curb.


A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a knife, a significant quantity of cannabis, tablets, cash, phones and other evidence.


A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A and B drugs with intent to supply, possessing a bladed article and driving without due care and attention.


Nobody was injured.


Sergeant Robert Palethorpe, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a good result for officers whose attention had been drawn to two cars driving erratically through the city centre. 


“It is good news that a suspect has been detained and more illegal drugs have been taken off the streets.”