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Car seized in Chesterfield after driver found without insurance

Posted on 5th May 2015

Car seize - Chesterfield - May 2015

Police in Chesterfield have seized a car after the owner admitted to having no insurance.

Officers stopped the vehicle on Derby Road in Chesterfield at 11.30am on Wednesday, April 22, and seized it under section 165 of the Road Traffic Act.

The owner of the BMW vehicle was reported for driving with no third party insurance and will now be responsible for the recovery cost and any associated storage costs of the vehicle.

The incident follows a similar one in the Hasland area in March where a motorbike was seized for having no insurance, licence or MOT. 

PC Lee Welsby from the Hasland and St Leonard’s Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Local Safer Neighbourhood officers work closely with Derbyshire Constabulary’s Operations division to reduce speeding, road crime, road traffic collisions and remove uninsured vehicles from the road, to make sure everyone is safe when out and about on the area’s roads.

“Motorists need to ensure they are fully legal and that their vehicles are roadworthy before they get behind the wheel.”

People found to be committing driving offences could receive fines and points on their license.

Anyone with information about illegal drivers should contact Derbyshire police on 101.

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