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Police arrest private hire vehicle driver for drug driving during Greater Manchester operation

Updated: May 27

Image credit: Greater Manchester Police Traffic

A Wigan Council licensed private hire vehicle (PHV) driver was taken into custody after failing a road side drugs test.

During the operation by Greater Manchester Police Traffic unit, the driver of the silver Toyota minicab was detained for drug driving following checks in Leigh.

The driver's vehicle was subsequently forwarded for a thorough inspection by the licensing authorities.

A Greater Manchester Police Traffic spokesperson said: “Have you been busy? What Time are you on till?

“Weirdly that's what this Taxi driver asked our Police Van Crew who took him to Custody following his arrest for drug driving at Leigh Operation ARVO.

“His vehicle was sent for taxi licensing inspection.“


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