One of the many vehicles seized yesterday

Vehicle and motorbike collision after birthday boy celebrated with cocaine

South Yorkshire Police’s operational support team had a busy Sunday on the roads.

Monday, 18th October 2021, 7:38 am

A white Transporter was recovered unlicensed and uninsured from the M1 yesterday, a spokesman said: “Bit of a tip, if you haven’t got those, don’t drive on your phone and bring attention to yourself.”

In Rotherham a Volvo was also found uninsured and was seized.

A Ford Mondeo driver was stopped so officers could speak to him but as he got out of the vehicle he ran off, unfortunately he could not be caught but the police seized the vehicle.

There were a couple of stolen cars found in Rotherham.

A Skoda Karooq, which had been stolen from Manchester, failed to stop but was later located and recovered.

A Ford Fiesta was a more local theft, and was recovered within 15 minutes of being stolen. One person was arrested and is currently in the cells.

A red Freelander collided with a motorcyclist at the intersection of the M18 and A1M.

A spokesman said: “The driver very kindly admitted to having had a heavy night the night before as he was celebrating his birthday.

"He then very kindly for us provided a positive breath sample and tested positive for cocaine… it must have been a good bash.

“One danger to road users detained, words do fail us. The motorcyclist fortunately had minor injuries, it could have been a lot worse.”

On a lighter note, two of the force’s motorcyclists visited Lincoln on a Mutual Aid cycle race.

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