Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Possession of Offensive Weapon and Distracted Driving on A20

A routine traffic stop on the A20 near West Kingsdown turned into a more serious situation as police discovered a wooden baton inside a car. The incident occurred at 8:40am yesterday when officers pulled over a vehicle for suspected distracted driving.

Upon further inspection, it was found that the driver was using a mobile phone while behind the wheel. However, the discovery of a wooden cosh in the car led to the man’s arrest. The suspect, described as a man in his 30s from Swanley, was taken into custody on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

The man has since been released on bail while the investigation continues. This incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving, as well as the strict laws surrounding the possession of offensive weapons. The local community can rest assured that the police are committed to keeping the roads and streets safe from potentially harmful individuals.

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