A TEENAGER was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after speeding on the M4 at 120mph.

The 19-year-old man was stopped between junction 16 and 17 during the national Road Safety Week last week.

The incident happened on the evening of Thursday, November 19, at around 10pm.

He has since been released under investigation.

Another man was stopped on the M4 in a Transit van doing 100mph. He was reported to court for excess speed, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, and taking a vehicle without consent. The vehicle was seized.

Insp Mark Freeman of the roads policing unit said: “I am really pleased with the really good work that was carried out throughout the force in a bid to target those intent on speeding on the roads in Wiltshire.

“Roads are quieter now due to lockdown but there were still many using that as an excuse to speed and that is simply not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

“While enforcement is important, the educational side of the campaign and highlighting the impacts that a road traffic collision that results in serious injury or worse, a fatality, can have on the community really hit home with the public.

“While the campaign has come to an end, our job continues in keeping the roads safe and targeting the fatal four factors that increase the chance that a collision will result in a serious injury or fatality - speeding, drink and drug driving, using a mobile phone and driving without a seatbelt.

“I’d like to remind drivers to check the road worthiness of their vehicles before driving and to take care on the roads. The speed limit is not a target and you will need to drive slower during the winter months when the roads are wet, sometimes icy or have leaves or mud on them.

“By doing these simple things, you could help prevent an avoidable death or serious injury on the roads in Wiltshire.”