Midlothian crime: HGV driver under the influence of cocaine and using mobile phone arrested in Eskbank

A HGV driver who was under the influence of cocaine and using a mobile phone whilst driving was arrested by police in Midlothian.
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Officers from Dalkeith Road Police stopped the motorist in Eskbank on Thursday morning, after spotting them driving while using their mobile phone.

The driver was stopped, and made to do a roadside DrugWipeUK test. They tested positive for Cocaine and were arrested.

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Once at the station, police obtained a blood specimen from the motorist, which will be analysed.

In a social media post, Road Policing Scotland announced that the HGV driver will be reported to the procurator fiscal.

In Scotland, there is a zero tolerance approach to taking illegal drugs and driving.

If convicted of drug driving, motorists get a minimum 1 year driving ban, between 3 and 11 penalty points on their licence, a fine of up to £5,000 and/or up to 6 months in prison and a criminal record.