100 rogue drivers caught in police sting

MORE than 100 rogue drivers were fined as part of a police crackdown in west Suffolk.Suffolk police launched Operation Guardian on Friday with 16 observation posts around west Suffolk.

MORE than 100 rogue drivers were fined as part of a police crackdown in west Suffolk.

Suffolk police launched Operation Guardian on Friday with 16 observation posts around west Suffolk.

More than 200 motorists were stopped during the seven hour operation, run jointly with trading standards and HM Revenue and Customs.

More than 100 fixed penalty notices were issued.

Chief Inspector Neal Atwell said: "The aim of this operation was to raise the awareness of offences that can and often do lead to serious injuries or deaths.

“We wanted to get the message out that if you continue to speed, use your mobile phone while driving, fail to wear your seat belt or drink and drive, you will get caught. This is proven by the results of this operation.

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“Police officers based in west Suffolk will continue to work closely with our colleagues in Roads Policing and other agencies to ensure that this message is understood by the minority of drivers who act irresponsibly and put themselves or others at risk.

“Further Operation Guardian days of action will be held over the coming months."

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