Crackdown on lawbreaking drivers at county`s borders

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Crackdown on lawbreaking drivers at county`s borders

Northamptonshire officers joined forces with Warwickshire and Leicestershire officers this week to target drivers committing offences on the borders.

On Monday (14 September), Cross Border Officers and Daventry Rural safer community team officers, worked alongside teams from Warwickshire and Leicestershire, as well as Trading Standards, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Using Automatic Number Plate Recognition Technology (ANPR), a total of 59 vehicles were stopped. Nine cars were seized for not having insurance, while a further 14 were seized for no tax including one HGV lorry. Two drivers were dealt with for MOT offences.

A lorry driver was immediately prohibited from driving by DVSA as he failed to produce any driving records, while a trailer was given an immediate prohibition for being in a dangerous condition.

Other successful results from the operation include:

” Three people cautioned for drug offences
” Three drivers dealt with for excess vehicle weight
” Three drivers dealt with following fuel testing for red diesel
” Two drivers dealt with for driving license offences
” Two drivers dealt with for defective lighting
” One driver dealt with for a registration plate offence

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