Midlothian HGV driver caught on drugs behind wheel as police spot mobile phone

A Midlothian lorry driver was caught out by police this week after they initially spotted them on their phone. Road Police in the area issued a warning on social media on Sunday (September 11) after officers had pulled over the individual near Eskbank. According to police, the team had quickly stopped the driver and their HGV at the side of the road when they were seen using their mobile.

READ MORE - ScotRail announces overnight Edinburgh to Glasgow service while Queen's coffin is in city However, a further inspection and roadside test discovered that the driver had also been under the influence of cocaine while behind the wheel. Sign up for Edinburgh Live newsletters for more headlines straight to your inbox

After a blood sample was taken for further analysis, the driver was arrested and reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. A message from Road Police on twitter said: "#DalkeithRP stopped an HGV driver in Eskbank this morning after observing them using a mobile telephone whilst driving. "The driver subsequently provided a positive @DrugWipeUK for Cocaine and was arrested.

Blood specimen obtained for analysis. Will be reported to @COPFS." READ MORE --

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