Cabvision GIF July 2020.gif

Eight Taxi and Private Hire drivers test positive for driving under the influence of drugs in as many days

12 Nov 2018

 

As Mersyside’s Road Policing Unit continue their crackdown on taxi and private hire drivers who are driving while under the influence of drugs, they have reported yet more drivers that have tested positive for drugs including cocaine, making it eight drivers in eight days.

 Taxipoint recently highlighted the growing problem within the taxi and private hire sector in Merseyside, with more than 40 drivers being arrested for such offences since the turn of the year.  

Results from a private hire driver who was stopped and tested in June were also tweeted by the force stating he was over the limit for 3 drugs whilst he had a paying fare in the vehicle. He subsequently lost his licence.  

A court date awaits for another private hire driver who was arrested in October after his test results showed him to be over the limit for cocaine. He will also likely lose his licence.  

Merseyside’s Road Policing Unit have said:

“Please get the message that it’s not acceptable, you will be caught, you will be arrested and we will take you off the road.” 

 

Images; Twitter 
 

Please reload

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook TaxiPoint
  • Twitter TaxiPoint
  • YouTube TaxiPoint
  • Instagram
ltda banner.JPG
Ethos Banner 516x175 HS.gif
Market footer GIF.gif
TaxiPoint--300x200px-MLP-GIF.gif
private hire cover from Utility Saving Expert
advert gif.GIF
ltpr.GIF
300x200main.gif
RSS Feed

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers.

 

All written and image rights are reserved by authors displayed. Creative Common image licenses displayed where applicable.

Reproduction in whole or in part without prior permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

All written content Copyright of TaxiPoint 2020.