10:56am Monday 23rd April 2012
By Daniel Binns
AN alleged drug dealer was caught after police tried to pull him over for using his mobile phone while driving.
Officers spotted a motorist using a handheld device as he drove down the A406 near the Redbridge Roundabout at around 1.45pm on Thursday (April 19).
When they indicated for him to stop he drove off at speed.
Police say that when the vehicle reached the Crooked Billet roundabout in Walthamstow officers saw a number of packages being thrown out of the car window along with a mobile phone.
The car finally stopped near the BP petrol station further down the road.
The driver got out and tried to run away.
A man was arrested by officers shortly afterwards nearby.
Police recovered the discarded packages and found they contained a "substantial" amount of suspected drugs.
Michael John Boag, 46, of Monastery Gardens in Enfield, has been charged in connection with the incident and has been bailed to appear at Thames Magistrates Court on Wednesday May 2.
He is accused of using a motor vehicle without insurance, failing to stop when requested by police, possession with intent to supply amphetamines - a Class B drug - and using a mobile phone while driving.
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