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Rushcliffe: 100 vehicles stopped in Cotgrave, mobile phone use, cars seized and drugs found

Officers from Rushcliffe South Neighbourhood Policing Team and Response have been continuing the Fatal Four operation this weekend with a number of incidents taking place.

On Friday night 9 December officers conducted a operation and stopped approximately 100 vehicles on Hollygate Lane, Cotgrave, where a number were also breathalysed, whilst no one blew above the legal limit a number gave a result close to the legal limit – drivers are encouraged to remember that any consumption of alcohol has an impact on your driving and is detrimental to your awareness and ability to react.

Also on Friday evening two vehicles were seized by Rushcliffe South NPT in Cotgrave:

• The first vehicle was seized following the vehicle failing to stop whereby a lone driver made off from police.

• The second was a vehicle which was stopped driving whilst having no valid tax, with the tax expiring over two years ago as well as having no valid MOT.

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On Saturday evening a vehicle was seized in Cropwell Bishop as the driver had no valid driving licence resulting in the seizure of his vehicle and is to be reported for summons for relevant traffic offences.

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A male was also stopped on Stragglethorpe Road as whilst attempting to join the A52 he was witnessed by officers using his mobile phone, the male drive was stopped and was given a Traffic Offence Report.

A male was also stopped by officers from Rushcliffe South NPT and was subsequently found in possession of a quantity of cannabis on Flawforth Lane, Ruddington – the cannabis was seized with the male being interviewed and dealt with.

A male was also arrested by response officers after crashing his vehicle into a tree on Melton Road, Edwalton.

The fatal four are the most common causes of road accidents and yet, very easy to avoid.

Stay within the speed limit, don’t use your mobile phone, always wear a seat belt and never drive if you plan to drink alcohol.

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