Three vehicles seized in police crackdown

Three vehicles were seized as part of a roadside police operation in Lowestoft. Picture: Denise Brad

Three vehicles were seized as part of a roadside police operation in Lowestoft. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

More than 20 drivers were stopped and three vehicles seized as part of a roadside police operation.

In partnership with Lowestoft's Safer Neighbourhood Team, special constables from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit carried out a day of action at various locations in Lowestoft on Sunday, April 29.

The day saw 23 vehicles brought to the check site in Belvedere Road.

Special inspector Jeremy Philpot, from the roads policing unit, said: 'This was a positive operation which sends a clear message to motorists that dangerous vehicles will not be tolerated on the county's roads and that the police and partner agencies will take action where necessary.'

The full results from the day are as follows:

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• A total of 22 traffic offence reports were produced relating to various offences. They included: five for having no MOT; one for being incorrectly registered; three for having no insurance; two for driving otherwise in accordance with a licence; two for having tinted windows; one for a number plate not being as prescribed; two for contravening a 'no right hand turn' sign; one for using a mobile phone; one for not having an L plate; one for having no number plate; one for having a cut in a tyre; two for a defective exhaust.

• One fixed penalty notice was issued for wearing no seat belt.

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• Three vehicles were seized.

• One driver was arrested for section 5a drug driving.

• Three immediate prohibitions were issued for the following: brake lights being left on continually; defective front suspension and contaminated brakes; no rear lights.

• One vehicle was recorded as having defective front side lights and beam, while another vehicle had faults with its rear lights under the Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme.

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