Police Stop Drivers During Three-Hour Vehicle Check Exercise

police landroverSt Mary’s police say they will undertake further vehicle and driver checks following a three-hour exercise on Friday evening.

37 cars were stopped at Porthmellon for the safety inspections of items like lights and tyres.

10 drivers were also breathalysed, although Sergeant Colin Taylor says none of them were near the drink drive limit.

He says he’s pleased that many motorists were ‘nominated drivers’ for the night and had zero breath-alcohol readings.

Colin says traffic issues come high amongst islander concerns according to recent surveys and the checks have been received positively.

Nobody was targeted specifically, he says, and all cars were stopped as they passed through the inspection area.

Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg is launching an “Action for Change” forum, to tackle alcohol misuse and related crime today.

He says the cost to society and policing resources due to drink is enormous and he has made reducing it a top priority in his Police and Crime Plan.

The Commissioner has invited senior local and national figures to a ‘think tank’ in Plymouth.

The event will include senior local Council leaders, Community Safety Partnership representatives, health professional and licensing officers.

Invites went out to people in Scilly but Mr Hogg’s spokesman says nobody is representing the islands.

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