Cocaine arrest: Driver arrested after positive test for cocaine on M876 hard shoulder near Livingston

A driver has been arrested after reportedly testing positive for cocaine as they sat on the hard shoulder of the M876 on Thursday night.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 9:14 am
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 11:26 am
A driver who was sitting on the hard shoulder of the M876 tested positive Cocaine and was then arrested (Photo:Road Policing Scotland).

Officers from Livingston’s road policing unit say they attended a report of a vehicle sitting on the hard shoulder of the M876 in West Lothian last night (Thursday April 22).

They report the driver later gave a ‘positive drugwipe’ for the Class A drug cocaine and was arrested.

Following the incident, the police tweeted: “We attended a report of a vehicle sitting on the hard shoulder of the M876 last night.

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"The driver later provided a positive drugwipe for Cocaine and was arrested. Blood specimen obtained for analysis and will be reported to Procurator Fiscal if applicable.”

The blood specimen taken will now be analysed and – if necessary - will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Road Policing Scotland are urging people ‘not to risk it’ following the news.

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The driver tested positive for cocaine following the drugwipe (Photo: Police Scotland).

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