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Taxi driver arrested and taxi licence SEIZED after suspicion of drug use at A47 road rage incident

A taxi driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and had his taxi licence SEIZED by authorities after a road rage incident on Great Yarmouth’s A47.

Police officers were called to the scene at 6pm Thursday 11 August.

Upon arriving, officers gathered details about the incident from both parties and due to suspicions of drug use, the driver of the taxi was subject to a drugs test.

Following a positive reading, the driver was taken to Great Yarmouth police station where further tests were completed.

He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

According to the Great Yarmouth Mercury, a police spokesperson said: "Only a court has the power to disqualify a driver from driving and until results have been obtained and a potential charge authorised for the driver, anyone arrested for this offence can continue to drive unless their licence is revoked by the DVLA.

"As a taxi driver, there is additional licencing and rules in place which the police assist with enforcing on behalf of the respective borough council.

"In the interest of public safety, police have utilised additional powers and seized the taxi plate from the rear of his vehicle to avoid this driver and vehicle being able to 'taxi' and have passed the information to the relevant council's licencing department who will subsequently look into the matter from a licencing perspective."


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