Posted: Mon 21st Dec 2020

Van driver with overloaded trailer full of quad bikes fined £1200 after being stopped crawling up Aston Hill

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Dec 21st, 2020

A van and trailer was found to be more than four tonnes overweight when stopped by police in Deeside earlier today.

The Transit van was towing a trailer with around a dozen boxes strapped onboard, each one contained a quad bikes.

Police said the combined weight on the van and trailer was 9.5 tonnes “a huge” 56% over permissible weight.

The driver was given a ticket and fined £1200 plus recovery costs.

In a post on the North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit page, a spokesperson said:

“Officers stopped this vehicle earlier today travelling very slowly up the Aston Hill, Queensferry.”

“Each box contained a quad bike, the van and trailer combined weighed 9.5 tonnes, a huge 56% over permissible weight. Driver fined £1200 plus recovery costs.”

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