A DRIVER was arrested by police in Sale after being told he was 'out to buy drugs' despite coronavirus restrictions.

Greater Manchester Police posted on their social media pages about a Ford Fiesta being stopped by officers 'due to erratic driving.

A police spokesman said: "When asked what the purpose of the journey was said “out to buy drugs”!!

"And produced some cannabis!

"Tested positive for cannabis & cocaine on a drug wipe and has been arrested. #StayHomeSaveLives #NoneForTheRoad."

It added: "(The) Driver said to the RPU (Road Police Unit) officer after being arrested “Have you not got anything better to be doing during this Covid-19.”