The driver of an Aston Martin had his car seized after he was reported to be driving carelessly on the M2.
Officers from Kent Police’s Road Safety Unit had joined the motorway, London-bound from Faversham, at around 6.20pm on Monday 7 August. They were travelling in an unmarked police vehicle when they saw the car approach them from behind. The vehicle was seen driving up to them at speed and tailgating officers, before moving on and undertaking several other cars on the carriageway.
The driver was stopped by officers who were concerned about his safety and other road users. Checks revealed that the driver had already been given 9 points on his driving licence and an official warning for careless driving back in February. This meant that on this second occasion officers had the power to seize his car.
He was also reported for careless driving and will now face court where he risks being disqualified.
PC Stephen Wade, from the Road Safety Unit, said:
‘We won’t tolerate drivers who put lives at risk and we will continue to take robust action against those who break the law. It is clear that this driver has not learnt from his previous warning and will now have to deal with the consequences of his actions.’
Violent crime, anti-social behaviour and road safety are the main focuses of Kent Police’s latest ‘Safer Summer’ initiative.