A 48-YEAR-OLD man was arrested and charged after a car failed to stop for police officers on the A814 in Cardross earlier this month.

Officers on mobile patrol saw a Toyota Verso which was apparently being driven above the speed limit in the village at 5.40pm on Sunday, November 8.

According to police, the vehicle failed to stop when police activated their vehicle’s blue lights, and the person at the wheel drove the car into a dead-end street.

Officers reportedly then saw the driver and a male passenger climb over the seats and swap positions as police approached.

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Police checks carried out at the scene of the incident identified the driver as a 48-year-old from Glasgow who was subject to a driving ban.

He was arrested and charged with driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and careless driving.

The driver and his passenger were both charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice by swapping seats while police were approaching the vehicle.

A report on the incident has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

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