Lorry drivers arrested for drink and drug driving on A1M at Sawtry

TWO lorry drivers were arrested for drink driving and four vehicles were seized for having no insurance during a police operation targeting HGVs on the A1M. More than 30 offences were identified as part of an operation carried out by officers from the ro

TWO lorry drivers were arrested for drink driving and four vehicles were seized for having no insurance during a police operation targeting HGVs on the A1M.

More than 30 offences were identified as part of an operation carried out by officers from the roads policing unit and VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency).

The operation took place on Friday (June 12) and Saturday (June 13) in the Sawtry area and resulted in arrests and vehicles seizures.

One person was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs and two were arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

Four vehicles were seized for no insurance, six motorists were caught speeding and two suspected stolen vehicles were recovered.

Three drivers were issued prohibitions for driver hour offences and three people were issued with FPN (Fixed Penalty Notices) for driving with no insurance.

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Sergeant Heath Gregory, who ran the operation, said: "The operation was targeting drivers of HGVs who were committing motoring offences.

"Over the two days we identified a number of offences and several people were arrested.

"This is part of ongoing work to make the roads safer and ensure those who break the law while driving are caught and dealt with.