A DRUG driver told officers "cannabis makes drivers more cautious" after being pulled over last night in Blackburn

Lancashire Road Police disagreed and arrested the driver after stopping him in Blackburn for "looking under the influence".

He subsequently failed a drug-wipe at the roadside, which tested positive for the presence of cannabis in his system, and was then arrested.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Road Police said: "The driver smelt of cannabis and looked under the influence.

"Despite their insistence that cannabis makes drivers more cautious, we disagreed.

"Following a failed drug wipe, driver was arrested and we cautiously and drug free drove them to custody."

If you are convicted of drug driving you will receive a minimum 12 month driving ban, an unlimited fine, up to six months in prison, and a criminal record.

Your driving licence will also show you’ve been convicted for drug driving, which will last for 11 years.

It can also make getting insurance, employment and travelling abroad a lot more difficult.