Driver arrested for offences after police alerted by Calne Town Council CCTV

Alert message sent 07/09/2021 09:56:00

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On 04/09/2021 00:34hrs, police were contacted by Calne town Council CCTV reporting a male had left a licensed premises in Wood Street looking unsteady on his feet. The male was then seen to enter a white Honda Civic parked nearby and drive away from the location.

Officers, who were on patrol in Calne at the time located the vehicle driving along Oxford road. The vehicle failed to stop when directed by the Officers and continued to travel along Oxford road turning into Sand Pit Road. The vehicle eventually came to a stop in Dakota Drive where the driver attempted to climb out of vehicle to escape.

The driver was detained by Officers. A small bag containing a white substance was located. The male driver was arrested on suspicion of failing to provide a breath sample, failing to stop and possession of class A drug.

Upon attending Melksham Custody it was discovered that the arrested male was a provisional licence holder only. He was therefore further arrested for driving other than in accordance to his licence.

Whilst in custody the male failed to provide a breath sample on the intoxilyzer machine and spitted at one of the arresting Officers. He was then arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

Mr. Jamie O'Brien of Compton Basset, Calne was charged with failing to provide a breath sample, assaulting an emergency worker, failing to stop and driving other than in accordance of his licence.

The other related offences are currently under investigation.
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Mark Cook (Police, PCSO, CPT Chippenham)
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