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Police arrest suspected drug-driver during crackdown on B3078 Roger Penny Way



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A SUSPECTED drug-driver was arrested as police joined another multi-agency speeding crackdown on a notorious New Forest animal accident black spot route.

The recent release of 20 stallions onto the Forest prompted the latest Operation Mountie initiative on the B3078 Roger Penny way, between Bramshaw and Fordingbridge.

Officers were joined by teams from Forestry England, the national park authority and campaign group New Forest Roads Awareness.

Officers were joined by teams from Forestry England, the national park authority and New Forest Roads Awareness
Officers were joined by teams from Forestry England, the national park authority and New Forest Roads Awareness

During the three-hour period they arrested one driver for failing a drugs wipe, and also issued a community resolution to another for possessing the class B substance.

Two drivers were also handed tickets for each travelling at 51mph along the 40mph road.

A police Facebook post afterwards said: “All of the drivers stopped were spoken to by our partners and educated about the potential consequences of their excessive speed.”

The stallions are set to remain out on the Forest until 11th July.



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