Edinburgh traffic: Land Rover driver 'tests positive for cocaine' after two-vehicle crash on A702 at Hillend

Collision led to the A702 at Hillend being closed for several hours

The driver of a Land Rover allegedly tested positive for cocaine following a two-vehicle collision on a busy main road on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

The crash, on Tuesday (January 10) at around 5.35pm, led to the A702 at Hillend being closed for several hours.

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Later in the evening, Police Scotland released images of two badly damaged vehicles involved in the incident.

A black Mini was left heavily damaged after being involved in a collision. Photo: Police Scotland

One of those involved in the collision, the driver of a black Land Rover, allegedly tested positive for cocaine after failing a drugs-wipe and was subsequently arrested.

The driver will be now reported to the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service for various offences.

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In a post on Twitter, Road Policing Scotland Unit said: “EdinburghRP, DalkeithRP and DunbarRP all attended a two vehicle collision on the A702 tonight.

“The driver of the Land Rover provided a positive drugs-wipe for cocaine and was arrested.

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“Blood specimen later taken and sent for analysis, report to @COPFS for various offences.”

Police then shared photographs of the Land Rover and a black Mini, both of which had been significantly damaged.

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