Daily Archives: May 27, 2010

World cup crackdown on drink/drug drivers

West Midlands Police are launching a summer crackdown on drink and drug driving to coincide with the 2010 World Cup. Late night and morning-after-the-night-before checks and voluntary breath testing will feature prominently, with particular attention paid to times around scheduled England matches.
Every driver involved in a collision will automatically be breathalysed and the traffic unit’s four pro-active teams – each consisting of a sergeant and ten motorcycle constables – will be mobilised across the West Midlands to operate high visibility spot checks at significant times and locations on a 24/7 basis throughout June. The four teams are supported by ten police community support officers (PCSOs) who will be staffing the department’s own automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) mobile units.


May issue of Vale Mail out today

Front page of Vale Mail, May 2010

Vale Mail is out today and should be delivered across the Vale over the weekend.