Drugs suspected in bizarre traffic incident

policecarA bizarre traffic incident on boulevard Albert Ier ended up with a drugged driver hitting a police car at low speed.

The 27-year-old Frenchman went around the Place d’Armes roundabout in the wrong direction just before 2:30 pm in the afternoon Saturday before slowly zigzagging the wrong way down boulevard Albert Ier.

A police officer had to break a window of the light grey Volvo Open to come into direct contact with the driver, who was incoherent. Although he didn’t fail a blood-alcohol test, packs of drugs were found in the car, which appeared to be cannabis.

The driver was not “unfavourably known to the French and Monegasque police services”, a police source said.

The driver was taken to the Princess Grace Hospital for general examination and psychiatric tests. A court appearance is likely in the next few days.


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