Hampshire Constabulary

Vehicle operation in Ryde and Newport

News   •   May 31, 2019 18:33 BST

Neighbourhood and roads policing officers in Ryde and Newport worked with our partners at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) on Thursday 30 May to target vehicle and traffic offences.

During the day, a total of 28 vehicles were seized for licence, insurance and tax offences.

In addition, 21 fixed penalty notices were issued for mobile phone use, not using a seatbelt and a range of other offences.

Meanwhile our community safety van recorded 21 excess speed offences in the Ryde area. Those drivers will be summoned to court.

We arrested a 50-year-old man from Shanklin on suspicion of drug driving. He has been released under investigation.

Sergeant Sam Warne from the neighbourhood policing team said:

“There is a clear link between these types of offences and the potential for other forms of criminal activity.

“This was a very successful day of activities and the offences detected highlight the value of joint working.”