More than 60 drivers reported and three arrested following car cruising operation
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A total of three people were arrested and a further 62 drivers were reported for motoring offences following an operation aimed at disrupting illegal street racing and car cruising.
Officers from the South Staffordshire local policing team (LPT) teamed up with the force’s Roads Policing Unit (RPU) in targeted patrols across the A460 and A449 from 15 to 30 October.
The operation was supported by three separate dispersal orders over a three-week period after concerned residents and businesses reported excessive car meets and anti-social behaviour in the region.
We observed motorists driving dangerously, driving without insurance and registration plates, attending car meets and driving under the influence of drugs over the course of the operation.
Local officers worked diligently to proactively target these individuals through strategic patrol plans, visibility across hotspot areas and regular engagement with the local community.
Chief Inspector Chris Cotton, of the South Staffordshire LPT, said: “This work has seen motorists engaging in anti-social behaviour and putting fellow drivers at risk. We won’t tolerate this and those responsible will be brought to justice.
“Local residents and business owners should be assured that we are here to support them and make sure they feel safe. We are actively holding engagement sessions across the region and will be continuing to speak to people to better understand their needs and priorities.
“I’m happy with the results achieved by the team over the last few weeks and hope this type of work continues to provide our community with reassurance that their concerns are being robustly actioned by local officers who are committed to serving them.”