West Yorkshire Police operation in Rothwell stops 45 vehicles in one foggy night

A West Yorkshire Police operation in Rothwell stopped 45 vehicles in the fog.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 5:36 pm
Updated Saturday, 12th December 2020, 5:44 pm
45 vehicles were stopped in foggy Rothwell on Friday night (photo: West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit)

The operation stopped 45 vehicles in the fog in Rothwell on Friday night.

The vehicles stopped included:

- 1 person arrested for driving whilst over the permitted limit

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- 1 disqualified driver

- 2 people driving with no insurance

- 3 people with vehicle defects - stopped under the Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme

- 5 drivers reported using a Traffic Offence Report

- 3 vehicles seized

- 3 for Form A firearms intelligence

A tweet from the West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit said: "We had an operation in Rothwell last night - 45 vehicles stopped – It was extremely foggy however 1 x arrest OPL 1 disqualified driver 2 No insurance 3 VDRS 5 TOR DVLA Seizure 3 Vehicles seized 3 x Form A – Firearms intel #team2"