Canterbury police clamp down on illegal road activity, arrest seven for disorderly behaviour

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Jun 30, 2024 |

Canterbury Police were out in force again last night to disrupt antisocial road users and issued in excess of 150 infringement notices.

The police presence as part of Operation Cartel put a damper on any plans participants had to congregate en masse, effectively driving away unwanted illegal antisocial road users police said.

Several check points set up throughout the night with a few cars being impounded by police or court bailiffs early on.

Acting Canterbury District Commander Superintendent Lane Todd

Acting Canterbury District Commander Superintendent Lane Todd

In total, 171 infringement notices were issued and 33 vehicles were pink or green stickered and ordered off the road due to safety issues.

Seven people were arrested for disorderly behaviour, four people have been summonsed for excess breath alcohol and one person had their license suspended.

Six vehicles were impounded by Police and four were seized by bailiffs for failing to pay fines.

Acting Canterbury District Commander Superintendent Lane Todd said district staff worked hard over the weekend to curb any illegal behaviour and keep our communities safe.
“The community can expect we will continue to be out there, disrupting this behaviour. It will not be tolerated.

“Our staff did an excellent job identifying potential hotspots and consistently targeting participants in unsafe vehicles.”

“We continue to encourage anyone who witnesses this type of activity to report it to Police.”

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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