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Four arrests made as part of road safety operation in Medway


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Four people were arrested during a road safety operation across Medway.

The suspects were stopped on suspicion of traffic offences on March 15 in Chatham, Strood and Rochester.

Four people were arrested
Four people were arrested

One person was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and going equipped for theft after their vehicle was stopped in Rochester.

The 29-year-old from Chatham has since been released pending further inquiries.

A 43-year-old man from Romney Marsh was arrested on suspicion of drug driving in Cambridge Road, Chatham. He has since been released pending further investigation.

Officers also arrested a 40-year-old man from Sheerness after he was stopped on suspicion of traffic offences and was found to have an outstanding court warrant for failing to complete community service.

The arrests were made as part of a road safety operation
The arrests were made as part of a road safety operation

He has since appeared before magistrates, where he was fined and ordered to continue his community service.

During the operation which was staged in in Cuxton Road in Strood, Rope Walk in Chatham and Corporation Street in Rochester, a driver was summonsed for driving whilst disqualified and their vehicle was seized.

An uninsured vehicle was also seized in Strood and a further seizure was made in Chatham due to the driver having no licence or insurance.

Another vehicle was seized in Rochester for not being taxed and a further car was seized on Corporation Street, for having no licence.

Five speeding tickets were dished out during the day with one driver clocking 46mph in a 30mph zone.

'The vast majority of motorists drive responsibility and in compliance with the law, there is a small minority which do not...'

Drivers were also reported for using a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelt, having an excessive window tint and for not displaying the correct sized number plates.

Insp Steve Bassett, from the Medway Community Safety Unit, said: "We regularly carry out these proactive safety operations and although the vast majority of motorists in the Medway Towns drive responsibility and in compliance with the law, there is a small minority which do not.

"We listen to residents and target areas which patrols have identified as potential hotspots and take proportionate enforcement action against people suspected to have committed an offence.

"If residents do have a concern affecting their area, please do report it to us via our website or by calling 101.

"Making a report will help us gain an accurate picture on any issues, which we will act upon."

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