POLICE have arrested a driver on the Herefordshire border after their car was pulled over.

Dyfed-Powys Police officers said in the early hours of Sunday morning they pulled over a car, a silver Volkswagen Polo, in the Hay-on-Wye area.

Officers said the car was initially stopped due to a defective headlight and noisy exhaust.

The exhaust was found to be defective so the driver was reported, but they also tested positive for having cannabis in their system.

Police used a roadside drug swipe which turned out to be positive, so the driver was arrested and taken to custody where an evidential blood sample could be taken.

The Sentencing Council says it is an offence to drive, attempt to drive, or be in charge of a motor vehicle with a concentration of a specified controlled drug in the body above the specified limit.

For driving or attempting to drive are car while over the limit, drivers face an unlimited fine and/or six months in prison.

The driver's licence must also be endorsed and they must be disqualified from driving for at least 12 months, with bans of three years of more also possible.