Three motorists were caught drug driving across Rossendale in a busy weekend for police officers in the rural borough.

Four arrests were made in total and two vehicles were seized across the weekend of February 10 and 11.

The driver of a Volvo was followed by officers when they drove past in the opposite direction after police caught the scent of cannabis. The vehicle was stopped and the driver failed a drug wipe.

Two motorists were caught going in excess of the speed limit, one in a Vauxhall Astra and the other behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi.

Both failed roadside drug tests for cocaine, while the Mitsubishi driver also blew just under the legal limit for alcohol.

Officers also received a tip-off that the driver of a Ford Tourneo was driving under the influence. Police say the driver tried to hide but, once found, they tested positive for cannabis and cocaine and were just under the limit for alcohol.

A Ford Transit van was also seized and the driver was reported after a check showed they had no insurance, no tax, no licence, and the vehicle had no MOT.

Finally, a Range Rover was seized as the driver forgot to update their temporary insurance policy.

A police spokesperson said: “We are out as much as possible, being visible in the community and around our rural borders with other neighbouring forces.

“It goes without saying that this involves stopping lots of vehicles for many different reason, resulting in four arrests and two vehicles being seized this weekend.”