Mercedes driver in court after insurance crackdown

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A Mercedes driver is up in court after being stopped in a crackdown on rogue motorists.

Northumbria Police’s Operation Dragoon team stopped a Mercedes C250 after officers suspected the driver had no insurance.

Officers from the dedicated motor patrols team target dangerous drivers and those who violate the rules of the road.

After confirming their suspicions, the vehicle was taken away.

The 38-year-old female driver will be summonsed to court for the offence and could face a fine and penalty points on her licence.

Motor Patrols Chief Inspector John Heckels said: “There are people who are driving on our roads without insurance and don’t realise the dangers and seriousness this sort of offence could cause.

“They push up premiums for other motorists and often drive with no regard for other road users, so it is vital that we do everything we can to keep them off the roads.

“This is a great success for our Op Dragoon officers and should be a reminder to those who think they can flout the rules that we will always be on hand to stop you in your tracks.”

If you are found driving without insurance you could face an on-the-spot fine of up to £300 and six penalty points on your licence. If the matter is taken to court you could be fined up to £5,000 and be disqualified from driving.

To report a dangerous driver contact police on 101 quoting ‘Operation Dragoon’.