As December started Warwickshire Police’s Safer Neighbourhood Team for Kenilworth were busy enforcing speed limits and checking drivers on Dalehouse Lane, Kenilworth. The activity follows a weekend that saw Warwickshire Police arrest six people across the county on suspicion of drink and drug driving offences:
A 30-year-old man from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after officers spotted a car being driven erratically in Longford Road, Exhall, (Coventry/Warwickshire border) on Friday afternoon. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
A 32-year-old woman from Kempsey, Worcestershire was arrested and later charged with drink driving after officers spotted a car being driven erratically on the A444 near Bedworth in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A 27-year-old man from Rugby was arrested his home address following a collision near Technology Drive, Rugby earlier in the night. He was later charged with drink driving.
A 34-year-old woman from Brandon was arrested and later charged with drink driving and being drunk in charge of a child after officers stopped a car in Railway Terrace, Rugby on Saturday evening.
A 33-year-old woman from Radford Semele was arrested on suspicion of cocaine and child neglect after officers stopped a speeding car in Kenilworth Road near Leamington in the early hours of yesterday morning. Officers also investigating after it is alleged she left her children at home unattended. She remains in custody.
A 33-year-old man from Rugby was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of cocaine and possession of class A drugs following a single vehicle collision in Park Lane, Astley yesterday morning.
Warwickshire Police will continue to focus on driving, safety and crime issues as Christmas approaches. This morning (Tuesday 1 December 2020) Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team carried out speed and driver checks this morning.
As a result two drivers have received fixed penalty notices for doing 46 mph in a 30 mph zone. Members of the Safer Neighbourhood Team commented “This a ridiculous speed and almost certain to be fatal if the driver hits a pedestrian.”
Warwickshire Police have appealed to all drivers to watch their speed and keep it within the speed limit.
In support of the Christmas Drink Drive campaign breath tests were also carried out that, this morning, were all negative.
Kenilworth’s SNT said they wished to remind everyone that “If you’re caught you face up to six months’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine and a substantial driving ban. If you’re stopped by police this month expect to be breath-tested. If you know someone is drink driving please report to us! You could save a life.”