Officers attached to Greater Manchester Polices’ Traffic Unit had a bizarre encounter with a motorist last night (1st March) after a motorist claimed he wasn’t driving, even though there was nobody else in the vehicle.
Officers had signalled for the White Mercedes E-Class to stop in Shiffnall, St Bolton.
After bringing his vehicle to a stop, the driver then slid across from the driver’s seat to the front passenger seat.
When officers approached the vehicle, the driver then claimed that he wasn’t driving.
A spokesperson for the unit tweeted to say:
‘Jumping in the passenger seat and saying you weren’t driving might be ok unless you are the only one in the car and the traffic car is directly behind you’.
As well as having no insurance, the driver failed a roadside drug test. He was arrested and conveyed back to custody without further incident.
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