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Crackdown gets rogue drivers off Falkirk roads

Officers caught scores of offending drivers during random checks

Officers caught scores of offending drivers during random checks

 

Almost 1000 rogue motorists have been caught behind the wheel on local roads, driving while banned or without essential documents in less than a year.

Offending motorists, including those who have been disqualified for serious crimes, have been caught since last April as part of a Police Scotland crackdown.

Operation Westlock has been running across Forth Valley, led by officers from the Divisional Road Policing Unit.

Inspector David McKenzie said: “We know there are still a minority of people who are prepared to flout the law and take risks on the road and since April 1, 2013 we’ve caught nearly 1000 of these drivers.

“In some cases these are people who have been disqualified for serious offences but choose to drive again.

“Operation Westlock is an ongoing initiative led by officers from the Divisional Road Policing Unit and supported by community officers and partner agencies.

“The focus of the operation is to take illegal drivers off our roads and drivers can expect to be stopped by one of our mobile patrols or directed into one of the check points.

“Operation Westlock has been a real success in terms of tackling illegal drivers and denying criminals use of our roads.”

Anyone with information about rogue drivers can call 0800 555 111.

 

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