Wednesday, 18 June 2014

CAR CRUISING ACTION BY BEDFORDSHIRE POLICE


Bedfordshire Police launched Operation Reservation
in our area
at the weekend
in an attempt to prevent a car cruise from forming on the night of Sunday 15th June.

Officers stopped vehicles resulting in two arrests – one for Possession With Intent to Supply drugs, and one for drink driving. Three drivers were reported for having no insurance; one driver was reported for driving while disqualified, three vehicles were seized; five drivers were reported for having defective vehicles, and a further driver was reported for excessive speeding.

Inspector Jim Hitch of the Central Local Policing Team, said: “Operation Reservation is a long running effort by Bedfordshire Police to combat the nuisance created by all motorists who find it impossible to drive their vehicles in accordance with the law.

“Officers took full advantage of Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002. That gives them the ability to stop anti-social motorists and to warn them about their behaviour as well as issuing fines and seizing their vehicles.

Inspector Hitch added: “We are unable to chase after every single nuisance driver, but by providing information such as names, addresses, or where the vehicle may have been previously, we can build up a picture of the offenders and take appropriate action.

“Drivers and riders need to realise that this sort of behaviour is unacceptable - not only is it an offence, but it is also extremely dangerous for others.”

Anyone with information concerning nuisance vehicles can contact Bedfordshire Police on the 101 number or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.