Vehicles seized in St Albans number-plate operation

TWO arrests and the seizure of six vehicles was the result of the third in a series of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations in the St Albans area. Entitled Operation Dagwood, it is managed by the Herts dedicated ANPR unit and works in supp

TWO arrests and the seizure of six vehicles was the result of the third in a series of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations in the St Albans area.

Entitled Operation Dagwood, it is managed by the Herts dedicated ANPR unit and works in support of the St Albans city-centre initiative Operation Bolero.

It is scheduled to continue in early April at locations in the St Albans area.

On Monday, two people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Six vehicles were seized for having no insurance and 10 fixed penalty notices were handed to drivers for offences including no insurance, no MOT, no vehicle tax and driving with a mobile phone.


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Seized vehicles are taken to a compound at a cost to the owner of �150 who then has 14 days to recover it. The daily rate for storage is �20 and to get the vehicle back the owner has to provide the relevant documents. Any vehicle not collected will be sold, or more likely crushed.

Drivers who have been stopped for not having insurance get six points on their licence and a �200 fine. If they don't have a full licence they are summonsed to appear in court.

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