A POLICING team stopped three cars that were driving erratically in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The team from South Yorkshire Police Operational Support followed the three cars from Tesco on Wombwell Lane yesterday (September 17).

The unmarked police car followed the vehicles as they sped along the roads at Stairfoot roundabout before pulling into the car park in Asda on Old Mill Lane where they were searched by the officers.

The driver of a BMW was reportedly under the influence of drugs, and cannabis was found in the car.

A spokesperson for the team said: “The BMW was leading the other cars around the route. When a marked police car approached the vehicle with the blue lights on, travelling to another emergency, the driver threw his car into a side street.

“The three drivers were unaware that the unmarked car was following them and continued driving as though their cars were stolen.”

The driver of the BMW was taken into custody under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

“Sadly, despite his efforts with the young ladies in the other two cars, the only handcuffs he got to be restrained in were applied by our colleague.

“One trip between two supermarkets will likely have some quite serious consequences for the three drivers involved in terms of the impact on their driving licences and the cost of insurance – made worse by the fact that all three drivers had only passed their driving tests relatively recently.

“The only silver lining to this whole thing is that those consequences were not as serious as they could have been – thankfully no one was physically hurt.”