A lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of multiple offences, including drugs and possessing a knife, this morning (25 March) after officers intercepted his vehicle on the A64 near Askham Bryan near York.
At around 8.30am, officers from the Rural Task Force on patrol on the westbound carriageway, were concerned about the erratic driving of the vehicle and brought it to a stop.
The driver, a 54-year-old man from Shropshire, failed a drink-drive breath test at the side of the road and after searching the cab of the lorry, officers recovered cannabis, a baton and a knife.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, possessing cannabis, possessing a bladed weapon, possessing an offensive weapon in public, assaulting a police officer and criminal damage.
He remains in police custody at this time.