The PSNI in Armagh has described as “quite successful” a weekend operation to clamp down on anti-social behaviour and ‘boy racers’.
The police – in partnership with the DVA in Armagh city – staged a joint operation on Saturday.
The five hour campaign – between 8pm and 1am – saw a number of unroadworthy vehicles identified.
Armagh PSNI, posting via Facebook, reported: “Road safety was also an objective of the joint operation. Altogether it was quite a successful operation, with 10 vehicles directed to the Vehicle Test Centre for inspection.”
Police say various defects were detected. These included defective brakes, tyres below legal limits, broken suspension and no rear exhaust.
As a result, three fixed penalty notices were issued, along with four vehicle defect notices, three V1/V2 prohibition notices and one referral for prosecution.
The PSNI reported: “Once we started pulling in vehicles, the town went quiet before we had the opportunity to bring more vehicles for testing.”
And the advice was simple: “Keep your vehicle road legal.”
Picture for illustration purposes only
Read more news:
Sign up for our weekly newsletter here.