Traffic cops swoop to box in 'drug driver' on major Swindon road

Police stopped the man on the morning of January 23. <i>(Image: Wiltshire Police)</i>
Police stopped the man on the morning of January 23. (Image: Wiltshire Police)

A Swindon man has been charged with multiple driving offences after police said he tested positive for cocaine after being boxed in.

33-year-old Callum Taylor, of Monkton Close, was stopped by the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) and arrested on Drakes Way on Monday, January 23, for driving whilst disqualified.

He has since been charged with driving whilst disqualified and using a vehicle without insurance. Taylor is due to appear at Swindon Magistrates Court on February 22 and has been released on bail in the meantime.

Wiltshire Police said it conducted a drugs wipe at the scene, during which Taylor tested positive for cocaine.

In a tweet, Wiltshire Police said: “RPU have one in the cells after a reinforced stop of a disqualified driver in Swindon. We know it’s cold out, but we didn’t think it was snowing, the white must have been the cocaine residue as the driver was positive for drug driving too.”

A spokesperson later added: “Callum Taylor, 33, of Monkton Close, Swindon, has been charged with driving whilst disqualified and using a vehicle without insurance after he was arrested in Drakes Way today.

“He has been released on bail and is due to appear at Swindon Magistrates Court on February 22.”