Arrests as Scarborough police get their driving crackdown campaign under way

Police found eight drivers illegally at the wheel while conducting checks around Scarborough.

By Sarah Fitton
Monday, 20th July 2020, 8:57 am
Updated Monday, 20th July 2020, 9:00 am
Arrests made
Arrests made

Officers from the roads policing team have been making high visibility stops over the past few days as the force's Operation Attention - their summer campaign to stamp out drink and drug driving - gets under way.

Police chased the driver of a silver Vauxhall van after he ran off once they had followed him down a dead end road in Eastfield.

He was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, stealing the vehicle, being over the drink-drive limit and not having insurance.

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Officers found a motorcyclist with cannabis and an ecstasy tablet when they stopped the rider in Scarborough. The driver also failed a drugs test and was arrested.

On the A170 in Wykeham, officers stopped a blue Citroen after spotting it had a light out.

The driver was arrested when they tested positive for having taken cannabis.

Another blue Citroen was stopped in Scarborough by a driver who told police he had travelled from Leeds to see the sunrise. He was found to be over the drink drive limit and was arrested.

Also in Scarborough, a silver Volkswagen was stopped after police discovered it was being driven without insurance.

In Malton, the driver of a silver Toyota was arrested after being found twice over the drink drive limit.

When police stopped a blue Fiesta in Scarborough, the passenger ran off and the driver was arrested after testing positive for cannabis.

And the driver of a silver Vauxhall Corsa tested positive for cannabis after being checked on the A64 in Ganton.