A DRIVER is facing prosecution after failing a roadside drug test in Gourock.

Inverclyde police officers stopped a van on Shore Street at 10.30am on Tuesday.

When speaking to the driver, officers suspected he was intoxicated.

Their report says he failed a roadside drug screening test.

Officers say they also conducted a search of the vehicle and a quantity of drugs, believed to be cannabis, was recovered.

The 50-year-old man was arrested and is now the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal.

Chief Inspector Paul Cameron said: "I remain committed to ensuring the roads of Inverclyde are as safe as possible.

"People who drive under the influence of drink and drugs are a danger to themselves and to other road users."