Quad driver caught trying to flee from police after license plate fell off

A quad driver who tried who tried to flee from police was caught after his license plate fell off.

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 11:45 am
Officers from the North East policing team spotted a quad bike being driven dangerously. Photo: West Yorkshire Police - Leeds North East @WYP_LeedsNE

Officers from the North East policing team spotted a quad bike being driven dangerously on Sunday, August 9.

The driver tried to make off from the officers.

Unfortunately, as he sped away his number plate fell off.

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Police were then able to trace him.

They issued him with a Section 59 warning and reported him to court for careless driving.

A Section 59 warning allows police to stop vehicles that are being used in a manner causing "alarm, distress or annoyance", according to the government legislation.

A West Yorkshire Police - Leeds North East team spokesman said: "Officers from Leeds North East NPT spotted a quad being driven dangerously.

"The driver made off from officers but as he did his number plate fell off and he has now been traced and issued a s59 warning and reported to court for careless driving."

The WYP Leeds North East team covers Alwoodley, Chapel Allerton, Harewood, Moortown, Roundhay, Wetherby and surrounding areas.

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Laura Collins