Hampshire drivers cautioned for obstructing police
At about 10.30pm on July 29, offices received calls of a car meet where drivers were ‘drifting’ around a roundabout on Portfield Road.
Officers attended, at which point the people watching ran across the road to initially obstruct the police vehicle.
A 23-year-old man from Martyr Worthy was reported for driving without due care and issued an S59 anti-social behaviour warning.
Since then, seven other people who attended the car meet and obstructed police from pursuing the driver involved in the initial offence have been identified.
A 22-year-old man from Wickham has been handed a conditional caution for obstructing police, alongside a 20-year-old man from Southsea, a 22-year-old man from Bursledon, a 34-year-old man from Emsworth, a 23-year-old man from Eastleigh, a 27-year-old man from Havant, and a 23-year-old woman from Eastleigh.
PC Richard Laycock, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Thanks to the help of the public we were able to interview several individuals who had played a part in obstructing police at the scene of this car meet.
“We will pursue individuals who have committed offences at these events and those who continue to cause misery to local residents. Those who use the public roads as a race track or to showcase their anti-social driving will be dealt with.”
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