Police seize 22 cars and a lorry during crackdown on driving offences in Northamptonshire


A total of 23 vehicles have been seized after police officers from Northamptonshire joined forces with Warwickshire and Leicestershire officers to target drivers committing offences on the county border.

On Monday, police officers as well as representatives from Trading Standards, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) stopped 59 vehicles.

Nine cars were seized for not having insurance, while a further 14 were seized for no tax including one HGV lorry. Two drivers were dealt with for MOT offences.

A lorry driver was immediately banned from driving by DVSA as he failed to produce any driving records, while a trailer was given an immediate prohibition for being in a dangerous condition.

Other results from the operation included:

• Three people cautioned for drug offences

• Three drivers dealt with for excess vehicle weight

• Three drivers dealt with following fuel testing for red diesel

• Two drivers dealt with for driving license offences

• Two drivers dealt with for defective lighting

• One driver dealt with for a registration plate offence