Four more people arrested by Operational Support Group

Crime / Tue 5th Sep 2023 at 05:33am

FOUR more people were arrested yesterday by our Operational Support Group (OSG) as they continue their work to keep you safe in our communities and on our roads.

All four arrests related to driving offences, with three people arrested on suspicion of drug driving and one person for taking a vehicle without consent.

Two of the arrests came as a result of proactive stops by the team monitoring our road network.
OSG also carried out arrest attempts and high visibility patrols.

Chief Inspector Richard Baxter, who leads the team, said: “Keeping you safe when you use our roads is one of Essex Police’s key priorities and yesterday’s work emphasises that.

“If you leave your house, you expect to get to your destination without incident, and we’re committed to tackling anyone who puts you and other road users at risk.

“Our roads are likely to get busier this week as kids go back to school and many people go back to work after the holidays.

“My team and our specialist roads policing officers will be out across the county to help you get home safely.”

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3 Comments for Four more people arrested by Operational Support Group:

David Forman
2023-09-05 07:32:08

It would be nice if road traffic police officers pulled people over for failing to maintain lane discipline on motorways.

Bruce Downey
2023-09-05 09:38:32

Dave always in the far left lane..🚗❗️lol

2023-09-06 23:44:38

I agree with David. I spend a great deal of time driving on motorways. Tail gating is the bain of my life as is other drivers weaving in and out of lanes to try and get ahead of other cars. Then there are those who have races with other drivers. Most recently a very scary incident at the bottom of the M11 where three lanes become two. Two high powered cars shot past at tremendous speeds. One on the outside lane. The other on the hard shoulder. Ironic given West Essex traffic cops are based at the hidden 'works unit' turn off just before this location. But in my travels I relarely see copps on the motorways amd with Google Maps providing locations of speed cameras, there is nobody policing and so they get away with frightening antics.

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