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Traffic cops make arrest and seize eight vehicles on hunt for dodgy drivers in Coventry

Felix Nobes 16th Nov, 2018 Updated: 16th Nov, 2018

TRAFFIC cops made an arrest and seized eight vehicles in Coventry yesterday as part of a national week of action targeting dodgy drivers.

Police were based in Lidl car park on Foleshill Road and using ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology to identify motorists who are on the city’s roads illegally.

Eight vehicles were seized for being uninsured − including two that were pulled over having initially refused to stop − and will be crushed or sold if not reclaimed and shown to be insured within the next seven days.

An 18-year-old man from Coventry was arrested after trying to speed away from police in a VW Passat.

He was involved in an alleged collision and was detained as he tried to escape.

The teenager has been released under investigation while police collate evidence and probe why he was so keen to evade capture.

Last year, West Midlands Police seized around 5,000 uninsured vehicles from the region’s roads.

Police say driving uninsured is a criminal offence − but it’s also unfair on law-abiding drivers who properly insure their vehicles.

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