Eighty-five arrested as part of Operation Limit in Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Eighty-five arrested as part of Operation Limit in Warwickshire

Leamington Editorial 22nd Dec, 2022   0

A TOTAL of 85 people have now been arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving as part of Operation Limit.

Warwickshire Police’s anti-drink and drug driving operation continues in the run up to Christmas.

And last week 23 arrests were made after 236 drivers were stopped, 105 breath tests carried out and 38 drug wipes completed.

This brings the grand total to 85 people since this operation began this month.




Sergeant Shaun Bridle said: “We would like to thank Stratford CCTV operators who are monitoring the roads in the town and following any driver they have a concern about and reporting them to police. This has resulted in two arrests of suspected drink drivers this week.

“Two members of the public also alerted police to drivers they were concerned about – one in Alcester resulting in an arrest and another on the road between Bidford and Broom who was later arrested. We are asking the public to please continue to report suspected drink and drug drivers to us on 101. In an emergency please call 999.”


Recent arrests include a 38-year-old man from Stratford who was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after CCTV operators contacted police concerned for his manner of driving a Peugeot Partner van through the town. They followed him on CCTV to Morrisons car park where he was located by officers in the vehicle and failed a roadside breath test.

He was released ten hours later after he was charged with drink driving to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court on January 23.

A 75-year-old man from Alcester was arrested at 7.30pm on December 14 on suspicion of drink driving thanks to a member of the public who called police concerned about the manner a blue Landrover Freelander was driving from Bidford to Broom.

Officers attended the registered keeper’s address and he failed a roadside breath test and was later charged to appear at Warwickshire Magistrates Court on February 3.

A 35-year-old man from Snitterfield was arrested at 3.15am on December 15 on suspicion of drink driving after CCTV operators watched him driving through Stratford and called police due to his manner of driving. Officers caught up with him on Birmingham Road where he failed to provide a breath test and was arrested.

He was released just before midday after being charged to appear at Warwickshire Magistrates Court on February 3.

A 27-year-old man from Rugby was arrested just after 10.30pm on December 17 in Round street, Rugby after his Peugeot was stopped by officers who had spotted suspected defects on his vehicle.

He failed a roadside breath test and spent 11 hours in police custody. He was charged with drink driving to appear at Warwickshire Magistrates Court on February 10.

And a 21-year-old woman from Kenilworth was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in Rosefield Street, Leamington at around 12.30am on December 18 when officers pulled her over due to her manner of driving.

She failed a road side breath test and after spending the night in a police cell was charged to appear at Warwickshire Magistrates Court on February 10.

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