Driver arrested following catalog of Kent offenses


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Kent Medway Police have arrested a driver after a roster of offenses in the county.

Officers were alerted to a silver vehicle that smelled strongly of cannabis.

The suspicions were proven correct when officers arrested the driver, who did not have a license, insurance and had a quantity of Class B drugs.

The offender also failed a roadside DrugWipe test for cannabis and was taken into custody as a result.

Brake road safety charity says drug driving is a factor in more than one in 20 fatal crashes in the UK.

Under the influence of cannabis, the risk of a fatal or serious accident is twice as likely and increases up to 16 times when combined with alcohol.

Drivers can receive a driving ban of at least 12 months, a criminal record, up to six months in prison following a conviction for drug driving. The death penalty for dangerous driving under the influence of drugs is a maximum of 14 years in prison.

Also, according to gov.uk, the police can issue you a flat-rate fine of £ 300 and six penalty points if you are caught driving without insurance.

If the case goes to court, this can be increased to an unlimited fine and / or be banned from driving.

The police also have the power to seize or, in some cases, destroy the vehicle if the person is not insured.

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