A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said officers attending the scene later stopped a car on nearby Icknield Street
and a large quantity of money was recovered.
Coke, 42, had been spotted driving erratically and at speed in Icknield Street
, Hockley, in the early hours of January 7.
But the authority ordered a programme of archaeological works to be carried out first because it is thought the plot was crossed by the Roman road Icknield Street
. The council is also taking the extra precaution of investigating the land for unexploded bombs after it was suspected a device was discovered in the area recently, although it turned out to be a false alarm.
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Officers were due to return to Icknield Street
, Hockley, between 2 and 4pm today.
Mr and Mrs Whyne, who lived in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, were turning right from the busy Icknield Street
dual carriage way into Pitsford Street when the Mercedes CLK slammed into the side of their car.
This one-and-a-half mile length of the road usually (known as the Icknield Street
) was built as part of the Roman conquest of the Midlands, a few years after the Roman army landed in Kent in AD 43.
Streetly is a semi-rural district, lying close to many farms and is named after Icknield Street
, a Roman road, of which parts can still be found in Sutton Park.
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To be called Hockley Mills, the plot is on the corner of Pitsford Street and Icknield Street
, and is currently used as a storage facility by Mr Tyre.