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Drivers spoken to after checks in Bromsgrove

Drivers spoken to after checks in Bromsgrove Drivers spoken to after checks in Bromsgrove
Updated: 10:43 am, May 07, 2015

OFFICERS from Bromsgrove’s Local Policing Team were out on the district’s roads to clamp down on anti-social driving and drink-driving.

The team, supported by officers from the Operational Policing Unit (OPU) and Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), stopped 33 vehicles.

Of those, two were seized – one for no tax and the other for having no documents at all. That vehicle was being used to deliver fast food to residents.

One man who was stopped was in possession of cannabis and has been summoned to court for it.

Several drivers were spoken to and advised about the way they were driving, with some warned for speeding.

One official warning was issued for anti-social driving meaning if that driver is stopped again he will have his vehicle seized.

The majority of motorists were brealysed and one Bromsgrove man was arrested for drink-driving.

Two others provided readings which were just under the limit.

Sgt Dave Hind from the OPU said the pair were very lucky and added, despite all of the publicity around drinking and driving, the operation showed there were still drivers who were happy to gamble with their licences and an awful lot more.

“The best advice is not to drink any alcoholic drinks if you intend to drive – the limit is not measured in the number of drinks you have, so you will never know if you are over it.

“West Mercia Police will continue to carry out similar operations, across the force area, on a daily basis between now and the new year.”