Driver arrested after testing positive for cannabis and cocaine in Bathgate

The driver now faces being disqualified.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 11:45 am

A driver was arrested after failing a drugs test in West Lothian yesterday.

The driver was stopped by police in Bathgate for faulty lights.

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But police then gave a drugwipe test which the driver failed, testing positive for cannabis and cocaine.

The driver was arrested and a blood sample taken.

They now face being disqualified in the New Year.

Police officers tested the driver using new kits brought into use this autumn.

A police officer with new Police Scotland drug testing kits.

The kit uses a mouth swab, and a blue line appears if the person tested is over the prescribed limit for cannabis or cocaine.

The limit is as close to zero as possible, and is in place in case of accidental exposure such as walking near another person smoking cannabis.