A driver has been arrested after a lorry crashed and ended up on its side. 

The Essex Roads Policing unit has tweeted pictures of the incident, which show the stranded vehicle suffered a smashed windscreen a damage to the cabin roof. 

Officers were called to the deal with the crash, which happened on the M25 in Essex near to junction 27, around 8.30am today. 

They were forced to stop all traffic using the slip road where the lorry had tipped over. 

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It is not known if the vehicle caused damage to the road or nearby bridges. 

Police confirmed the driver of the lorry had been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving offences. 

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They also posted a photo of a drugs test for cannabis and cocaine, adding: "Busy start to the day for the team when this lorry turned over at J27.

"The drug wipe revealed the reasons why. Driver arrested."

The driver remains in custody for questioning.