A driver who insulted community volunteers has had his £11,000 BMW seized by police.
No, it’s not a new power they’ve snuck in under the radar. Though I bet they’d love to, if they only thought they could get away with it…
Sergeant Stuart Mullins, of Sussex Police, revealed: “Following recent incidents where motorists have been abusive to Community Speedwatch Volunteers, Seaford Police seized a motor vehicle on Friday.
“The vehicle a black BMW was being driven along Upper Belgrave Road past a team of Speedwatch Volunteers who were monitoring speeds as children left the nearby primary school, in support of the ‘Think School Travel’ campaign.
“Not only was the vehicle driven at speed but those in the car made insulting gestures to the volunteers.
“When police stopped the vehicle the driver, a 21 year old local man, was unable to prove that he had valid insurance for it and the vehicle was subsequently seized by police.”
Yes. He’s an idiot. But don’t jump to the conclusion that he must not have insurance just because the police can’t find it on their system!
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “This incident highlights our confusion with this sort of behaviour. Firstly why would somebody have an issue with members of their own community trying to promote road safety and in this instance help to make the area safer for young children? “
Maybe because he thinks that’s why we pay you, and not a bunch of jumped up little wannabe gauleiters with clipboards, you posturing popinjay?
“Secondly why would you do this and draw attention to yourself if there was the slightest question mark over the legality of your vehicle?
For the sake of not being sensible and minding his own business the driver has had the vehicle seized and has the prospect of paying the recovery and storage fees to get it back once the insurance has been confirmed.”
See? ‘Once the insurance has been confirmed’, you still have to pay. They get you coming AND going, don’t they?