Police Crack Down on Nuisance Drivers in Greenhithe and Swale, Resulting in Two Arrests and Vehicle Seizures

Police Crack Down on Nuisance Drivers in Greenhithe and Swale, Resulting in Two Arrests and Vehicle Seizures

Police have taken action against nuisance drivers in Greenhithe and Swale, resulting in two arrests and the seizure of several vehicles.

Authorities responded to reports of large groups of motorists gathering in the two areas yesterday evening. Dedicated patrols were deployed to address the issue, as these drivers were reportedly speeding, creating excessive noise, and endangering other road users.

In total, 19 individuals were reported for various traffic offences, including speeding and not wearing a seatbelt. Two people were also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Additionally, five vehicles were found to be uninsured or untaxed and were seized by police.

Some drivers were given warnings to leave the area, while others were required to make repairs to their vehicles within a specific time frame. Certain areas have been targeted with dispersal orders, allowing officers to direct those causing a nuisance to leave and potentially face arrest if they return.

Superintendent Nick Sparkes stated that this enforcement was in response to numerous complaints from residents, whose daily lives are disrupted by the actions of these nuisance motorists. He also warned that dispersal orders will remain in effect on Sunday and any individuals who continue to engage in this behavior risk facing consequences such as traffic offence reports, vehicle seizure, and even arrest.

Members of the public who witness anti-social behavior are encouraged to report it online through the police website. In cases of a crime in progress, individuals should call 999 for immediate assistance.

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