5 ARRESTS, 6 VEHICLES SEIZED AND 2 PURSUITS IN WEEK OF PROACTIVE ROADS POLICING

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5 people were arrested on suspicion of drug driving offences and a total of 6 cars were seized during a roads policing operation across the Isle of Wight last week.

Several mainland-based officers descended on the Island in unmarked cars to catch out unsuspecting motorists driving against the rules of the road.

The traffic operation – mainly in Newport and Ryde – proved to be a success with 5 individuals arrested under the Road Traffic Act on suspicion of drug drive offences. All 5 have been released under investigation pending blood analysis – but should tests prove positive then they will appear before the courts at a later date.

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1 individual was arrested for being concerned in the supply of drugs.

Officers seized 6 vehicles for a having no insurance or the driver having no licence. A ticket was also issued to a driver for using a mobile phone at the wheel.

As previously reported by Island Echo, last week also saw 2 fail to stop pursuits which were linked to local intelligence. The first was in East Cowes on Tuesday, followed by another pursuit in the Lake area on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“We will continue to proactively stop vehicles we believe are involved in drug supply. We know you think you can avoid us but we will catch up with you eventually…

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“We receive lots of information from our community as we clearly cannot be everywhere at once. If you notice any suspicious behaviour please report online as always at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/“.

Local officers seized a car in Sandown yesterday (Thursday) as the driver had failed to properly tax the Toyota Chaser.

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IsleofWighter
IsleofWighter
1 month ago

It is good to see Police taking drug crime seriously, it hasn’t always been the case. This is what the public want to see happening, as there needs to be a check on this growing corrosive issue, which has become a major issue on the island recently.
Please keep up the good work !
– And people please report, now that something may be done about it..

Wise after the event
Wise after the event
1 month ago

“Catching out unsuspecting motorists driving against the rules of the road.” Pity they don’t stop vehicles over 6’6″ driving along Great Preston Road towards westridge cross, and down Smallbrook lane. And people still using mobiles while driving, jumping red lights, the list is endless.

renfrey ascott
renfrey ascott
Reply to  Wise after the event
1 month ago

People like you always have to look for the negatives. You must be great to live with always having a
half empty glass

Wise after the event
Wise after the event
Reply to  renfrey ascott
1 month ago

I’m not looking for negatives. I drive for a living, and see it every day. It wears you down in the end. And no I don’t claim to be the best driver in the world, but I do abide by the rules of the road.

Steph
Steph
1 month ago

Pathetic. Well it’s very clear they’re avoiding Shanklin.

Old Mike
Old Mike
1 month ago

As Mr Punch says “That’s the way to do it!”

Old school.
Old school.
1 month ago

Middle road early morning.
A lot of cars and Van’s leaving a stinking ‘smoke trail’ usually a ‘hoodie ‘ driving.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
1 month ago

Why did it need support from the mainland? Any ANPR camera can find an untaxed, un-insured or un-MOT’ed vehicle and Plod can sit in the office and drink tea all day.

Perhaps Mr Lane needed to show how well integrated with Hampshire we are.

Woowoo
Woowoo
1 month ago

All good work but without being too negative, having that extra police support from the mainland for a week should of surely pulled in more people with dodgy vehicles?!?! There are SO many uninsured & untaxed etc vehicles about & these drivers really don’t give a damn. The police should set up road blocks & check every registration, every so often.

Bert
Bert
1 month ago

Help from the mainland, and all that they get is just a few, must be driving around with there eyes shut, and the officers walking must have blocked noses ffs

fred
fred
1 month ago

Cops just need to sit near the petrol stations for a week. Hover them all up!

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