Posted: Fri 31st Jul 2015

Vehicles seized and driver arrested for ‘drug driving’ during Deeside road safety impact day

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 31st, 2015

A recent road safety impact day carried out by North Wales Police in Deeside highlighted offences including disqualified drivers and driving whilst carrying too many passengers in a vehicle. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers from North Wales Police’ Roads Policing Unit targeted the Deeside area earlier this week carrying out checks on drivers and vehicles. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Amongst the offences identified during the operation were a disqualified driver and a driver arrested under the new drug driving legislation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Four drivers were stopped for having no insurance and two vehicles were seized at the roadside. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Another vehicle was seized due to having red diesel and stops were also made on drivers using their mobile phones and driving without a seatbelt. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

One driver was also dealt with for having too many passengers in the vehicle. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

One was also dealt with for driving without insurance. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sergeant Nicky Collins from the Roads Policing Unit said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The impact day was done as part of our ongoing commitment to keeping the roads safe for all. A minority of people flout the law and think they can get away with it. We will continue to take action against drivers who commit offences on our roads.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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