Police seize car after 'doughnutting' call

A BOY racer's car could be crushed after it was seized when he was caught tearing around a renowned antisocial driving hotspot. Police have

A BOY racer's car could be crushed after it was seized when he was caught tearing around a renowned antisocial driving hotspot.Police have vowed to clamp down on drivers abusing the Weston Links near Herluin Way, where the car parks of Pizza Hut, McDonald's and Blockbusters have become home to dozens of modified cars.On Monday a flood of complaints were sent to police officers about a car 'doughnutting', 'wheel spinning' and driving recklessly.Officers seized the car and the driver has to produce an insurance certificate before it can be released. If he does not do so it will be crushed. It costs more than £100 a day to keep the car in the police pound.The South Ward policing team has warned it will not tolerate antisocial driving, such as the practice of 'doughnutting' - driving in circles at speed, and says more seizures could follow.Police Community Support officer Steve Maynard, who led the operation with Weston's Road Policing Team, said: "We had received several complaints regarding this car doing doughnuts and wheelspins and we quickly stopped it and seized the car."This is essentially a family area and there have been several near misses recently where people could have been hit."We have had a lot of complaints in general about the South Ward area in connection with antisocial driving."We have issued a lot of warning letters and this car had cropped up several times."A driver of a scooter with no insurance, road tax or MoT was also stopped on Monday after he was caught driving across the South Ward estates. The scooter was seized and has already been crushed.PSCO Maynard said: "The Police receive many complaints regarding the noise and dangerous use of vehicles."We need to ensure that residents need to feel safe and be safe and we will continue to seize vehicles that cause a nuisance.


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