A FOUR-by-four driver in Bury is facing a driving ban - after being caught smoking a cannabis point at the wheel.

Police from the Greater Manchester force's transport unit pulled over a Land Rover Defender at an undisclosed location in the borough overnight.

And when the officers approached the vehicle, they noticed that the driver was still smoking a spliff.

He was immediately arrested and will now be facing a court appearance, it has been confirmed.

A Bury South Police spokesman said: "This driver was still smoking a cannabis joint when stopped tonight by the transport unit.

"(And it) goes without saying, (he) failed a roadside drugs test for cannabis and also failed to provide a sample of blood in custody. He now faces an obligatory ban and costs at court."

The arrest comes after an operation by the transport unit last month in Bury to catch suspected drug-drivers.

Officers seized several syringes, pills, powder and other drug paraphernalia during a series of searchs of vehicles.

One drug driver was stopped and arrested after being detained by the same team for the same offence two days earlier.

A suspected drug dealer was also arrested and two uninsured vehicles were seized as well as several drug-driving arrests being made.