Posted: Wed 11th May 2016

Gwent Police Are Cracking Down On Anti-Social Drivers

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Our officers have been upping patrols along Newport’s SDR Road after reports of anti-social driving. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On Monday the 9th of May 2016 at approximately 11:15pm we received a call reporting two suspicious vehicles being driven dangerously in the area of Argosy Way and Corporation Road. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Officers carried out a search for these vehicles which were located at the bottom of Magor Street, which is just down from the SDR Road. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All occupants ran off leaving both vehicles abandoned and insecure. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Checks were carried out on both vehicles which found neither had insurance, both have been seized. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anti-social driving can range from careless driving to deliberate activity, including: speeding, thoughtless driving, loud stereos, noisy exhausts, handbrake turns, continuous lapping of an area, racing, wheel spinning, drink/drug driving, tailgating, use of a mobile phone whilst driving and driving a vehicle in an unsafe condition. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

We will have patrols in place and will take action against anyone behaving in an anti-social manner. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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