A drug-driver in Essex was arrested on Friday evening after he rear-ended a marked Land Rover Discovery on the A127 in Basildon.
No officers were hurt in the impact, which caused no damage to the police vehicle. The Ford Fiesta style that was being driven by the drug-driver sustained minor damage to its front end.
A spokesperson for Essex Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted to say:
“This driver hit the back of our inconspicuous RPU car!
“Luckily, they didn’t damage our tow bar, but they did dent their bumper.
“They also got arrested for drug driving – not their lucky day”.
Roads Policing officers around the country have been pro-actively targetting driving factors which have been proven to be associated with road-related deaths.
Known as the ‘fatal five’, drug driving is one of the causation factors which is directly linked to fatal road traffic collisions.
The remaining four factors are excess speed, intoxication (drink/drugs), failing to wear a seat belt, driver fatigue and distraction.