THE LATEST stage of Bromsgrove Police’s Operation Overture to clamp down on nuisance drivers was carried out last night (Tuesday) across the district.
After last Wednesday’s outing by officers, this part of the project was more high profile with 17 officers, including a police motorcyclist and dog handlers, taking part.
The police took to the streets with high visibility patrols in earmarked hotspots, which included Bromsgrove, Hagley and Rubery.
More than 60 vehicles were stopped between 8pm and midnight with eight being thoroughly examined by specially trained officers.
One vehicle had two bald tyres and was in a dangerous condition, whilst others had various defects.
Some were found to have illegal window tints and illegal number plates and one had an insecure battery.
A number of undisclosed modifications were found by officers who will be carrying out research with the owners’ insurance companies.
Other offences including driving with no licence, driving without insurance and using mobile phones at the wheel.
One vehicle was seized and ten people, in total, were searched for drugs.
One 17-year-old was dealt with for being in possession of cannabis.
Sgt Billy Keys said: “We have not received any reported complaints of nusiance driving in Bromsgrove since the Standard article went to press last week.
“This shows that the policing operation has been effective.
“We will continue to police the issue pro-actively and proportionately.
“We are also actively policing the outlying areas of Hagley and Rubery to prevent the problem being displaced elsewhere.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their co-operation.”