Foolish drivers lose their cars after dumb and dangerous mistakes

An Audi was seized by police in South Brent because it had no tax or MOT
-Credit: (Image: Devon and Cornwall Police)


A number of foolish drivers have had their vehicles seized after making very bad decisions on the roads across the South West in recent days. Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team has been working tirelessly to make sure our roads are safe for all ahead of summer traffic.

However, some bad drivers have been caught breaking a number of golden rules, resulting in fines, points and in several cases, the seizure of their vehicles. We have listed some of those vehicles seized below.

In the last two weeks, police have caught drivers using their mobile phones, speeding, driving without insurance or a valid licence. In some cases, people were driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

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In Devon, police stopped multiple speedsters and drivers under the influence of drugs. Some drivers who have been stopped tried to give false details and get out of trouble, but drivers have yet to get away with breaking the law.

An Audi driver was caught on multiple speed cameras in South Brent, driving without insurance and an expired MOT. The driver had their car seized and they were reported to court.

In Exeter, a driver who had their licence revoked on medical grounds was stopped and tested positive for cocaine. They had two passengers with them suspected to be in possession of drugs and one of them was wanted for other offences. The result was the vehicle, another Audi, was seized by police while two arrests were made.

As part of Project Servator, patrolling officers in Exeter stopped one driver who had no insurance and two drivers who were found in possession of cannabis and spice. Another two drivers were stopped and found to be in possession of heroin.

In Okehampton, police stopped a speeding Fiesta where the driver tried to give false details in a counterproductive attempt to get out of trouble. But officers ran their fingerprints and found the driver was disqualified and uninsured. Furthermore, they tested positive for cannabis.

Over the border in Cornwall, police teams are working just as hard to keep dangerous drivers off the road. A number of motorists were caught on their phones, driving without insurance and even one who was driving a stolen vehicle.

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