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Boy racers on Cleethorpes seafront pulled over with one driving under the influence

Cleethorpes seafront

Boy racers on Cleethorpes seafront pulled over with one driving under the influence

The drivers of two cars seen speeding along Cleethorpes seafront on at 2am on Friday morning were stopped by traffic officers, with one being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

The drivers of the Ford Fiesta and VW Golf were pulled over and issued with S59 notices, which are given when drivers are suspected of driving in an anti-social way which causes ‘alarm, distress or annoyance’.

If further offences are recorded, then their vehicle can be seized and crushed.

Neighbourhood Policing Chief Inspector Paul French said: “These two young men have been warned and hopefully they will change their behaviour.

“Racing along public roads is not only extremely dangerous for our residents but driving at high speeds can result in a serious injury or fatal crash.

“Our residents continue to report concerns about drivers and motorcyclists riding along the seafront in an antisocial way.

“In response to their concerns we have already increased both foot and vehicle patrols in the area and have done a lot in recent years through Operation Yellowfin to reduce road related anti-social behaviour.

“We are currently working with North East Lincolnshire Council on new ways in which to prevent it further and will be shortly announcing a new initiative to combat this issue.

“I would appeal for residents to continue to report incidents of antisocial driving and riding, that way we can respond to their calls and catch those responsible.

“I know how proud some young people are about their cars so I would advise them to be responsible and drive in a safe and legal manner.  Otherwise it might be their pride and joy which reaches the wreckers yard.”

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