Reckless Driver Caught Attempting to Race Unmarked Police Car in Crayford, Near Dartford

Reckless Ford Focus Driver Stopped and Apologizes After Attempting to Race Unmarked Police Car in Crayford, Near Dartford

Shocking footage has been released of a Ford Focus driver who was caught attempting to race an unmarked police car in Crayford, near Dartford. The incident occurred at around 3am on Saturday (April 6), when the driver was spotted going 56mph in a 30mph zone and running a red light on Crayford High Street.

Bodycam footage captured the driver speeding along Roman Way, near the Sainsbury’s petrol station, with police in pursuit. The driver can be seen almost losing control as he turns a corner before finally being stopped outside the Bear and Ragged Staff pub.

In the video, officers can be heard reprimanding the driver for his reckless behavior, to which he responds with an apology. The driver was issued a traffic offence report for driving without due care and attention.

In a separate incident, officers in an unmarked car observed a heavily modified Ford Fiesta attempting to race another vehicle on the A20 near Sidcup at around 2.15am. The driver was stopped and issued a Section 59 warning, which means his vehicle will be seized if he engages in any further antisocial driving within the next 12 months. He was also given a traffic offence report for having an illegal exhaust.

These incidents come at a time when the police force is cracking down on antisocial motorists across Kent. Extra patrols have been deployed to disrupt nuisance car meets and enforcement action is being taken against those involved in such activities.

Superintendent Nick Sparkes commented, “Anti-social motorists can have a serious impact on the daily lives of people, whether it’s causing a disturbance at unauthorized gatherings or endangering other road users with reckless and dangerous driving. We are quick to take action to prevent any events that negatively affect our local communities and we will not hesitate to take action against those who put the public in harm’s way with their irresponsible driving.”

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