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Crackdown on uninsured drivers as more cars are seized by police in Staffordshire

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 27, 2014

By Sarah Marshall

Crackdown on uninsured drivers as more cars are seized by police in Staffordshire

Crackdown on uninsured drivers as more cars are seized by police in Staffordshire

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MORE dodgy drivers have been caught out and their cars seized by police as part of a major crackdown across Staffordshire on people driving without insurance.

Police seized another five vehicles in the latest part of the Cars Behind Bars campaign.

The operation on Friday also resulted in three arrests. One man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, another was wanted by Cheshire Magistrates Court for failing to appear and the third was arrested on behalf of the UK Border Agency for an immigration offence. All three remain in custody.

More than 30 over drivers face a court appearance in the future for issues including driving without insurance, driving licence or MOT, obstructing the police or defective tyres.

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Three drivers were also advised about failing to update the DVLA about changes to their home addresses.

Cars Behind Bars is the brainchild of Staffordshire’s police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis.

Police patrols using automatic number plate recognition technology regularly go out and about across the county.

Over 30 over drivers face a court appearance in the future for issues including driving without insurance, driving licence or MOT, obstructing the police or defective tyres.

Three drivers were also advised about failing to update the DVLA about changes to their home addresses.

Chief Superintendent Jon Drake, from Staffordshire Police, said: “Everyday we take action to keep our roads safe and to target those involved in crime. It’s very clear from today’s operation that driving without insurance is often just the start when the patrol pulls over a vehicle and because of the highly targeted approach using Automatic Number Plate Recognition we can achieve a great deal very quickly.”

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