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CAR SEIZED AFTER DISQUALIFIED DRIVER FOUND BEHIND THE WHEEL IN NEWPORT

A 48-year-old woman will appear in court after she was discovered to be illegally behind the wheel in Newport this evening (Friday).

An officer from Hampshire Constabulary had just begun their response and patrol cover shift when they spotted a car ahead of them in the vicinity of Newport Police Station.

The officer pulled over the black Honda when it became apparent that the woman driving it was disqualified from driving.

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The car was seized and recovered by agents Stag Lane Motors on Hunnyhill.

The woman will appear at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court in due course.

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Marc Riches
Marc Riches
1 month ago

Excellent. No doubt she will get another much longer disqualification and then just carry on driving anyway.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
1 month ago

Glad they caught her, now crush the car.

Joe Blogs
Joe Blogs
Reply to  Jack in the Box
1 month ago

If the vehicle has any value, it should be sold and the proceeds added to police funds. It is ridiculous just crushing them.

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  Jack in the Box
1 month ago

Not exactly the crime of the century,hero police catch motorist outside police station instead of catching drug dealers and violent scum off our streets,why the hell don’t they do real police stuff, like going under cover and get out of there f’in cars and have a f’n walk about,lazy and out of touch with real people where they could gather real intelligence if they was bothered and gave a s**t ,they are sometimes brave tho,when one of them gets a scratch (literally) it is the end of the world,we pay your wages,so shape up or ship out! (This island is not your retirement fund for doing f all, earn your wages or f’n go back home up’t north), most of you (not all) are a waste of space!

Me me
Me me
1 month ago

Good job to glad they stopped her

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  Me me
1 month ago

Why……………..? It is none of your business…!

Fox
Fox
Reply to  MC hammer
1 month ago

are you thick

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  Fox
1 month ago

Yes I am thick,and I am f’n proud of it! What’s your excuse, you judgemental little donut ! ? (Woke alert!)

Big Ben
Big Ben
1 month ago

Should Just Crush it ASAP!

Joe Blogs
Joe Blogs
Reply to  Big Ben
1 month ago

If the vehicle has any value, it should be sold and the proceeds added to police funds. It is ridiculous just crushing them.

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  Big Ben
1 month ago

So,big Ben, why the rush ? (Genuine question)

No deterrent
No deterrent
1 month ago

Anyone who drives when banned needs a serious deterrent
Maybe a suspended jail sentence would make people think.

Old Mike
Old Mike
Reply to  No deterrent
1 month ago

Better still – on the first offence, no matter how small, 7 days in prison, just as a warning.

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 month ago

Crushing the car is not a deterrent. It looks fairly decent, sell it and put the money back into buying equipment for the police officers. Any disqualified drivers should be told in no uncertain terms, ‘if you are caught driving while on a disqul again you will receive prison time’. It’s the only way to stop these idiots.

Snouty
Snouty
1 month ago

The bloke recently banned for 40 months for his fourth drink drive offfence is driving daily – he just changed his van! That’s the one where the girlfriend claimed to be driving to start with to keep him out of prison….

Alex1
Alex1
1 month ago

Camp Hill is still standing, dump the persisent offenders that constantly get ANOTHER ban, minimal fine, oh and the obligatory slap on their wrist. Then name and shame them of massive billboards through out the Island.

Reality Check
Reality Check
1 month ago

Further evidence that there is no age limit to stupidity for some people on this island. Consequences need to be harsher.

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