TWO people were arrested in Southampton during a crackdown on drivers impaired by drink or drugs.

The two were detained for drug-driving during the three-hour operation, which was carried out at Northam Bridge on Saturday night.

Members of Hampshire Roads Policing Unit were joined by Special Constables.

Posting on social media officers said 13 vehicles were stopped and each driver was breathalysed. Police also dealt with other traffic offences, including speeding, and vehicle defects.

A police spokesperson said: "Officers were at Northam Bridge between 7pm and 11pm.

"In total, they stopped 13 vehicles – with all drivers breathalysed and warned about speeding.

"A 19-year-old man and a 24-year-old man, both from Southampton, were arrested on suspicion of drug-driving. They were both later released under investigation.

Daily Echo: The operation was carried out at Northam Bridge in Southampton.The operation was carried out at Northam Bridge in Southampton.

"Officers also searched a vehicle under the Misuse of Drugs Act and a passenger was issued with a Community Resolution for possession of a Class B drug.

"Whilst they also dealt with further traffic offences including a defective tyre, not wearing a seatbelt and excessive speed."

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