A SUSPECTED drug driver has been arrested after crashing his van into a lamppost.

Officers from Cleveland and Durham Roads Policing Unit made the arrest in Middlesbrough.

One of the officers wrote on Twitter: "This van driver made off from Police on Acklam Road and crashed on The Crescent, Middlesbrough.

"Fortunately only his vehicle, a lamp post and a garden wall suffered any damage and no one was injured.

"He was arrested for dangerous driving and drug driving."