Two arrested as part of roads policing initiative targeting dangerous drivers

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Officers from the Roads Policing Unit have arrested two drivers as part of a targeted initiative aimed at detaining motorists who are believed to pose the greatest risk to the public on the county’s road network.

Using an intelligence led approach the Roads Policing Unit are on the lookout for individuals who have been identified as likely to be involved in collisions where people are seriously injured or killed. In the last week two drivers have been arrested as part of the effort aimed at making the roads of Kent safer.

On Friday, 14 August a disqualified driver was arrested following prompt action by the team in Faversham.

The 41-year-old was stopped by the patrol on the A251, Faversham at 2.20pm. The Range Rover he was driving was seized by the officers. He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance. He has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

The following week on 18 August 2020 officers arrested a 20-year-old man in Woodpecker Road, Larkfield. The man had failed to appear at court on 22 July 2020 in connection with a number of driving offences and a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Taron Greeves of Nightingale Close, Larkfield appeared before Medway Magistrates Court on 19 August 2020 charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving without insurance and driving without a licence. The case was adjourned until 1 September 2020.

Chief Inspector Rhiannan Pepper said: ‘We are committed to take action against those who pose a danger on the road.

‘When someone drives without a licence or whilst disqualified they are not insured and put other law abiding road users at risk and it is not acceptable that people are put in harm’s way by such individuals.

‘We will not hesitate in taking action against such motorists and ask that anyone with any information about those driving without a licence, whilst disqualified or under the influence reports it to us.’