Foreign drivers focus of police op
NORTH Wales Police issued 17 enforcement notices in a week-long operation targeting foreign drivers who broke the law.
Operation Trivium 4, a TISPOL (European Traffic Police Network) campaign, aimed to disrupt criminals travelling across borders.
Throughout the UK, more than 800 people were arrested with 8,440 vehicles stopped, of which 643 were seized.
In North Wales, police stopped 51 vehicles, 41 of which were foreignregistered, with four seized in late June.
No arrests were made but 17 enforcement penalties were issued for offences ranging from mechanical defects to excess driving hours.
Sergeant Tony Gatley from the Roads Policing Unit said: “Foreign nationals who commit crime in the UK, and those who use the road network to facilitate that criminality, may feel untouchable by UK police.
“But operations such as this demonstrate our commitment to cross-border policing and show borders are no barrier to justice.
“Road, traffic and vehicle offences will not be tolerated by North Wales Police, and daily checks will continue on the region’s roads by my team.”