Aston Martin DB11 seized by police

A driver who was caught driving carelessly on the M2 motorway had his Aston Martin DB11 seized by the police. The driver had already been given 9 points on his licence and a warning for a similar offence in February.

The incident happened on Monday 7 August, around 6.20pm, when officers from Kent Police’s Road Safety Unit were travelling in an unmarked vehicle on the London-bound carriageway from Faversham. They noticed the Aston Martin approaching them from behind at high speed and tailgating them, before overtaking and undertaking several other cars.

The officers stopped the driver and checked his licence, which revealed that he had been reported for careless driving earlier this year. This gave them the power to seize his car under the Road Traffic Act. The driver was also reported for careless driving again and will face court where he could be banned from driving.

PC Stephen Wade, from the Road Safety Unit, said: ‘We won’t tolerate drivers who put lives at risk and we will continue to take robust action against those who break the law. It is clear that this driver has not learnt from his previous warning and will now have to deal with the consequences of his actions.’

The seizure of the Aston Martin was part of Kent Police’s ‘Safer Summer’ initiative, which aims to reduce violent crime, anti-social behaviour and road safety issues.

By Ed

©2024 Hawkinge Gazette       -       The Hawkinge Gazette is not responsible for the content of external sites