550 stopped in police crackdown

FROM driving without a licence to drink driving no one was safe from the strong arm of the law in Bedfordshire this festive season.

Throughout their Operation Jackdaw crackdown Bedfordshire Police stopped 550 cars during three major enforcement evening sin the run up to Christmas.

Over fifty people were breathalysed with two drivers arrested from driving while over the prescribed limit.

17 vehicles were seized for having no insurance or no driving licence and three people were prosecuted for insurance offences but their vehicles were not seized.

Two drivers received a street caution from possession of a controlled substance and two for non payment of a fine.

And two people were arrested for possession of cannabis with intent to supply, another for possession of cannabis.

Insp Matt Thomson, of the roads policing unit, said: “Despite the terrible weather and freezing temperatures, with heavy snow and a wind chill factor of minus seven our officers were out there ensuring drivers were safe to be on the roads.

“We stopped almost 550 cars and caught people breaking a range of laws.

“This was a highly successful operation and helped keep the roads safe in the run up to Christmas.”

If anyone has any information about someone breaking the law they can contact Bedfordshire Police on 01234 841212 or text to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111