THREE drivers were arrested one suspicion of drug driving during a roads policing operation in Halstead.

One of the three was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug during an operation by Essex Police's casualty reduction unit.

It was in the town on Thursday.

Meanwhile 47 were stopped for not wearing a seatbelt, 23 for using a mobile phone and 54 for speeding.

Eight were stopped for not being in control of their vehicle and four were stopped for other offences.

The casualty reduction team aim to make roads safer by engaging and educating drivers.