A MINI Cooper driver has been taken into custody on suspicion of a string of driving offences.

Gwent Police said the driver of the silver car had tried to "make off from officers" last night, only to end up "stuck" on a narrow street with oncoming traffic.

The officers, from the force's Monmouthshire policing team, said the driver's licence had been revoked and they had no insurance.

Then, the driver failed a roadside "wipe" – a type of drug test that police use to see if someone may be driving while under the influence of a banned substance.

The driver's test was "failed for cocaine"  – a Class-A drug – and then they "failed to provide a sample in custody", the officers said. The vehicle was also seized.