An uninsured driver had his van seized and was arrested for numerous traffic offences after drawing the attention of Rural Task Force officers near Ashford.

The man’s white Ford Transit was spotted being driven erratically through Hothfield but did not immediately stop for police, at around 1pm on Wednesday 2 February 2022.

Following a short pursuit the vehicle was pulled over on the A20 Maidstone Road in Charing.

Arrested

Charing van-desktop
Uninsured van seized

The driver, aged 29 and from the Faversham area, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving whilst under the influence of drink and drugs, failing to stop and driving without insurance.

He was also unable to provide a waste carrier licence to account for a large quantity of scrap metal found in the back of the van, which the local authority will be made aware of.

The man has since been released from custody pending further enquiries.

By Ed

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