Drug driver and vehicles seized in day of action at M62 services

A number of vehicles were seized by police officers during a police operation along the M62 motorway.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 6:30 am

The day of action involved officers from West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's enforcement team

They carried out inspections at Hartshead Services closed to junction 25.

One person was arrested for suspected drug driving.

Police day of action at Hartshead services (picture WYP)
Police day of action at Hartshead services (picture WYP)

Two vehicle seizures were also seized.

Several drivers were reported for various offences such as insecure loads.

What is the road policing unit?

The road policing unit is responsible for the policing of the road network throughout the force, an area of 2029 km2.

Within this area there are roads of all types including one of the busiest motorway networks in Europe.vThis network includes the M62 Trans-Pennine motorway; the highest and the most congested in the country.

As well as the M62 the unit also cover the M1, M621, M606, A1 and A1(M); a total distance of over 213 carriageway miles in some of the most challenging of environments.

Safer Roads Officers are part of a larger team of officers and operate from two strategically placed bases to cover the Force area; including the motorway network and to maximize the use of the resources available at any one time.

This co-location helps to facilitate effective relationships with local NPT and Response Commanders to jointly tackle local issues.