• Wed. Nov 16th, 2022

Nine drivers trapped by traffic cops in Devon and Cornwall

A busy day for police saw nine people arrested by police for offenses including driving under the influence of drugs, lack of insurance and driving without a licence.

The Devon and Cornwall Police ‘No Excuse’ Traffic Team posted about the day earlier in the evening (January 19) and reported eight different incidents.

The first was in St Austell, where a moped driver was arrested.

The moped driver had no insurance and an expired inspection.

A total of four different incidents were reported in Truro today.

Read: ‘Untaxed’ van seized by police after driver ran red light

A driver ran a red light after stopping at a crosswalk, so police pulled him over.

Upon inspection, officers found the car’s two front tires had exposed metal and the driver had an expired license.

The car was seized and the driver reported.

Another saw a BMW driving without insurance. The driver of the car admitted he knew the car was uninsured and chose to drive anyway, resulting in the car being impounded.

A transit van was also seized after the driver was discovered to be driving without a license or insurance.

And, finally, two different riders got into hot water at Tresillian today. The two men, driving a Fiesta and an Astra respectively, were uninsured and their cars were seized.

Meanwhile, in Devon, there have been three incidents today alone.

The first, in Ogwell, near Newton Abbot, was a driver pulled over to reveal he had a faulty tyre.

It turned out they had drugs in their system and were arrested with blood samples for analysis.

Two other cases have been reported in Torquay.

The first saw a driver arrested after a positive drug test, only to be taken away for further blood samples.

And, finally, a Mercedes was seized after its driver was found to be uninsured.

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