BMW X5 seized after driver got insurance minutes after police stop on A444 near Coventry

The car was seized by police on the A444 between Exhall and Coventry
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A BMW X5 driver was caught getting insurance minutes after being stopped by police on the A444 near Coventry. Officers from Warwickshire's Operational Patrol Unit (OPU) clocked the car on the A444 between Exhall and the city.

Checks had revealed there was no insurance on the vehicle. But police say that the driver attempted to take out a policy.

"As we stopped the vehicle the driver attempted to take out a temporary cover policy to convince us he was covered before we stopped him," the OPU team said. "A quick check of the policy confirmed it started two minutes after the initial stop."

As a result, the police seized the car and the driver was reported for the offence.

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