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.

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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.