Woman arrested in Calderdale on suspicion of drug driving

A woman was arrested on suspicion of drug driving by police officers in Calderdale

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 8:00 am
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 10:30 am

Officers were carrying out patrols as part of Operation Hawmill in the Brighouse and Stainland area.

Operation Hawmill is funded by the Calderdale Community Safety Partnership.

It focuses on areas of community concern and the fatal four, speeding, driving above the drink or drug limit, using a phone while driving and driving without a seatbelt.

Drug driver arrest
Drug driver arrest

Recently police bikes have been deployed on the roads of Calderdale to help keep to roads safer.

Co-chair of the Road Safety Delivery Group, Inspector Ben Doughty, said: “Road safety is vitally important to the residents of Calderdale and we hear regularly that they are concerned about road safety.

"From using the Police Bikes, officers can now get into more rural areas where the community needs them.

“We see daily the consequences of the fatal four and the added risks associated with bad driving. Motorists not only put themselves at risk but other road users and pedestrians.

“Officers will be targeting the fatal four offences, alongside colleagues from the Fire Service, Calderdale Council and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

“Over the years we have seen an increase in awareness of Operation Hawmill and an increased awareness of the risks associated with bad driving, however motorists still put themselves, other road users and pedestrians at risk through dangerous driving.

“We will prosecute anyone who continues to put themselves and others at risk, and you will face points on your licence, a fine, having your vehicle seized or ending up in court if you flout the basic laws of driving.”