Police seize ten vehicles in Catterick Garrison

Two cars are seized in Catterick Garrison. Photo: North Yorkshire Police roads policing group.

Police have seized ten vehicles being driven illegally in Catterick Garrison.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s roads policy group along with officers from the  Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency carried out the operation on Friday.

The vehicles were seized for not being insured and other document offences.

In total, 19 traffic offence reports were issued for offences including no insurance, no MOT, driving while on a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelts and overloading.

Police say they also found a lot of motorists driving with illegal tyres.

Seven immediate prohibition orders were issued by DVSA to vehicles in a dangerous mechanical condition.

A police spokesperson said: “We were doing our bit to make everyone that little bit safer on the roads.

“All drivers will have the opportunity to get their vehicles back once made legal.”

The spokesperson added: “However it is unlikely the driver of the black Mitsubishi Lancer will return having told our lady traffic constable to shove the car somewhere rather interesting.

“Needless to say we didn’t try this out as the sheer physics were mind blowing, we just got the car towed like the rest.”