Vehicles Seized and Illegal Drivers Targeted in Castleford

Tuesday, 13th July, 2021

Police in Castleford seized vehicles, issued traffic offence reports and summonsed drivers to court during a day of action to tackle roads offences and offenders using the roads in the area.

Operation Safeway saw officers from Castleford’s Neighbourhood Policing Team work alongside West Yorkshire Police’s Proactive Intercept Team and Roads Policing officers to target vehicles driving illegally or suspected of being involved in criminal activity.

The day of action’s focus of the operation was the promotion of road safety and the disruption of criminals using roads in the area.

During the operation, which took place last week, five traffic offence reports were issued to drivers using mobile phones.

Three Traffic offence reports were issued to drivers who had no MOT.

Two drivers were summonsed to court and their vehicles seized for driving without a licence and no insurance.

One driver was summonsed to court for driving with no seatbelt no licence and no insurance. The vehicle was seized.

One traffic offence report was issued to a driver for driving without due care and attention.

One traffic offence report was issued for speeding on Spittal Hardwick Lane.

Four people and three vehicles were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

One adult male was arrested for disqualified driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.

Sgt Karl Miller of Wakefield North East NPT which covers Castleford said: “Our aim was to get the message across to drivers that they cannot use our roads without a legally insured, taxed vehicle that has an MOT certificate and is in a roadworthy condition.”

“We are dedicated to keeping the roads of Castleford a safe place and further operations of this type are planned in the near future.”

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