Police target Seaton’s ‘boy racers’

PUBLISHED: 09:53 25 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:53 25 October 2016

Seaton Police Station

Seaton Police Station


Officers stop eight drivers during a three-day operation using marked and unmarked police vehicles

Police have been targeting ‘boy racers’ in Seaton.

Officers conducted an operation during three evenings last week in a bid to combat antisocial driving.

Using marked and unmarked cars, they stopped eight vehicles on Monday, six on Tuesday and four on Wednesday. All drivers were advised about their manner of driving.

Four were warned regarding speed offences and three were advised re construction and use issues - headlights etc.

Following searches of vehicles, several items were also seized including drug paraphernalia and a pocket locking knife.

One incident of antisocial driving resulted in the man being issued a Section 59 notice requiring him to drive appropriately for the next 12 months or have vehicle seized by police. The Seaton Neighbourhood Team says it intends to repeat the operation when necessary.

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