Twenty ‘antisocial’ motorists stopped by police around Polegate

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Antisocial drivers have been stopped by police in a crackdown on road offences around Polegate.

An early commuter operation that ran for two hours this morning (Wednesday March 18) in and around Polegate on the A27 and nearby roads led to 20 motorists being stopped and questioned by police.

A total of 16 people were stopped for speeding while a further two were driving vehicles that had no MOT, one was seen crossing the solid white lines in the road and one was driving without a licence.

One of the speeding drivers - a 25-year-old man from Eastbourne in a Volkswagen Polo - was caught travelling at 57mph in a 30mph area in Dittons Road. He was immediately reported for summons for speeding.

The 55-year-old woman from Eastbourne who was driving without a licence in Dittons Road had her Fiat Punto seized from her and was reported for summons.

A decision will now be made about what action should be taken against the 18 motorists who were not immediately reported for summons.

Sergeant Dan Pitcher said: “We have had a number of calls and reports via Operation Crackdown about antisocial driving in the area so ran the operation to determine the scale of the problem.

“A number of people are putting other drivers in danger through their selfish behaviour and we are determined to tackle the problem. We will continue to run operations like this to take action against those who make the roads less safe.”

If you see someone driving antisocially, report their details at www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.

If you see someone driving dangerously, call 999 immediately.