Driver tested positive for cocaine after car ploughed into wall in Ripponden

A car ploughed into a wall after its driver tried to evade traffic officers in Calderdale during the early hours.

The car crashed into a wall after trying to evade traffic officers in Calderdale. Picture: @WYP_TrafficDave

West Yorkshire Police said the vehicle had failed to stop for officers in the Sowerby Bridge area at around 2.30am today.

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Its driver was detained by police after the car crashed into a wall on Cross Wells Road, Ripponden.

A traffic officer tweeted: "Vehicle failed to stop for the Calderdale Traffic car around Sowerby Bridge area. Driver tested positive for cocaine on a roadside drugs test after colliding with a wall. #operationalsupport #fatal4 #Team3"

Police said the driver remained in custody in Halifax this morning.