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Safer Roads - Drug Driver arrested in Bridgnorth.

Vehicle crime, A458, Bridgnorth.

  • Incident number: 0805S 250319 - Driver arrested for Drug Driving.
  • Date: 27/03/2019
  • Sender: PCSO 6421 Mal Goddard
  • Business area name: Bridgnorth

Safer Roads - Drug Driving - Police seize a car on the A458 to keep other road users safe on Monday the 25th of March 2019.

Car showing no insurance was checked by Officers in Bridgnorth.

On Monday the 25th of March 2019 at 9:35pm, Police on patrol in Bridgnorth on the A458 observed a red Vauxhall Corsa. Police computer systems alerted the officer to the fact that no insurance was showing for the vehicle. The vehicle was pulled over safely and full checks conducted on the car and the driver. It was confirmed that the driver had no insurance the driver was also arrested after they provided a positive drug test.

One of our partner agencies was contacted to arrange for the recovery of the car. The car has now been taken of the roads, making them safer for legal drivers. If the owner of the car wants to get it back, they will have to prove that they have appropriate insurance, Tax and MOT for it.

The driver will also be facing the consequences of driving while under the influence of drugs and driving with out insurance.

Drivers who are not insured or who drive while under the influence of drink or drugs are a serious hazard to other road users, West Mercia Police will continue to target such people to try and keep our roads as safe as possible.

If you are aware of a vehicle that is being illegally, please call the Police on 101 to report it. To enable the Police to take positive and appropriate action, please provide as much detail as possible, such as the make, model and registration of the vehicle.

If you wish to report a vehicle that has no TAX to the Police, please call 101. You can also check and report untaxed vehicles directly to DVLA on their website https://www.gov.uk/report-untaxed-vehicle

If you wish to pass information anonymously, you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 or use this link to pass the information over the internet https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information

You can email the Safer Neighbourhood Team at bridgnorth.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk , but be aware that this email address should not be used to report an incident that requires an urgent Police answer as it is not monitored 24 hours a day.

Please follow us on Twitter: @BridgnorthCops for updates to this story and others for the area.

PCSO 6421 Mal Goddard