Police crack down on rogue drivers

PUBLISHED: 13:00 27 August 2014

Police, VOSA and HM Customs staff performed vehicle checks at the Turks Head lay-by in Honiton on Friday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhh 2011-34-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Police, VOSA and HM Customs staff performed vehicle checks at the Turks Head lay-by in Honiton on Friday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhh 2011-34-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Multi-agency operation carried out in Honiton.

Honiton’s Neighbourhood Policing Team has been clamping down on unsafe vehicles, traffic offences and illegal fuel.

Officers conducted a traffic operation near the Turk’s Head junction and were assisted by HM Customs and Excise and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

During the operation, which was carried out on Friday, August 15, 46 vehicles were stopped - one vehicle was found with ‘red diesel’, which was dealt with by HM Customs and Excise, two drivers were reported for traffic offences by the police and 11 vehicle prohibitions were issued by VOSA.

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