Police thwart illegal street race on A5 near Rugby - The Rugby Observer

Police thwart illegal street race on A5 near Rugby

Andy Morris 19th Dec, 2017   0

AN ILLEGAL street race has been thwarted after police prevented cars from competing on the A5 near Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) on Sunday evening (December 17).

Large convoys of vehicles headed to the A5 in Crick, just off the M1, but a sustained high police presence prevented any illegal street racing or drifting.

Traffic offences dealt with on the night included number plate offences, no insurance, and careless driving. There were also 18 speed offences detected on the A43 Corby bypass for which penalty or prosecution notices will be issued.

Police had earlier halted attempts to hold a large scale car meet in Northamptonshire.

Officers attended a supermarket in Corby and helped staff close its car park after it was named online as the location for up to 1,900 people to meet.

The event organiser was advised that Northamptonshire was closed to this kind of event, and attending drivers were moved on.

PC Chris Gray, of Northamptonshire Police’s Safer Roads Team, said: “Thanks to our intelligence work we were able to halt this event before it began and move drivers on safely.

“The message is clear – Northamptonshire’s roads are not a race track, and if you travel here for an unofficial car meet you will have a wasted journey.”

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