Driver loses taxi licence after failing roadside drug test in early hours check

A picture tweeted by @DurhamRPU after they pulled over a taxi in the early hours of this morning.
A picture tweeted by @DurhamRPU after they pulled over a taxi in the early hours of this morning.

A man has had his taxi licence revoked today after he failed a roadside drugs test for cocaine and cannabis.

Durham's Road Policing Unit pulled over a taxi at 12.30am today in Station Road, Seaham, and said the driver had test positive for both substances.

He was arrested at the scene.

The team has now said a 30-year-old from the town has had his taxi licence revoked today and must now wait to find out what happens in relation to his driving licence.