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Man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after Lynfield Drive crash at BD9

A man suspected of driving with drugs on the streets of Bradford has been arrested after failing to stop for police.

The incident – which happened on a street just off Haworth Road in the BD9 area – saw the driver collide with another vehicle on Lynfield Drive at 1.46pm on Tuesday.

West Yorkshire Police have cordoned off the road as part of an ongoing investigation into the crash.

In the latest update, a force spokesman said: “At 1.46pm this afternoon a vehicle failed to stop for police, shortly after the vehicle collided with another vehicle on Lynfield Drive.

“A man was arrested on suspicion of driving over the prescribed (drug) limit.

“The road is currently closed while investigations take place.”

Drugs and alcohol while driving

Alcohol or drugs – including some drugs prescribed by law – can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to drive.

The consequences can be catastrophic.

The police can stop a vehicle for any reason and, if asked, drivers should always stop when it is safe to do so.

When a driver is arrested, the police can ask to see the driver’s licence, the insurance certificate and the motorist’s technical inspection certificate.

Those who do not have the documents with them have seven days to take them to the police station.

Those who do not submit the requested documents within seven days are breaking the law.

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