A long walk home – The cars seized by the cops and taken out of the hands of the dangerous drivers

It was the drivers who had their most valuable possessions seized and forced to take a long walk home. West Midlands police officers often find themselves stopping and hauling away vehicles for a litany of offences.

Abandoned bikes and stolen cars from those who risk the roads without insurance. Here’s a look at some of the vehicles seized from offending drivers in Solihull last month.

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Erratic driving



Erratic driving

Police spotted a gray sedan driving erratically in Solihull when they approached and realized it was on false plates. A quick-witted offender tried to lie to get out of trouble, but was quickly flagged for lack of insurance, license and insufficient tread.

The vehicle was seized.

Fake license plates



Cops spotted this car in Castle Bromwich
Cops spotted this car in Castle Bromwich

And he wasn’t the only one sailing in the area on doctored plates. The cops spotted a car in Castle Bromwich that didn’t look quite right.

Upon closer inspection, they found cloned license plates and took the vehicle away.

Biker in possession of cannabis



The biker had no insurance or license
The biker had no insurance or license

A runner was arrested after trying to avoid police. According to Chelmsley Wood cops, the biker had no insurance or license and was in possession of cannabis.

On top of that, officers discovered they had obstructed the stolen bike’s license plate.

no insurance



This car was seized because without insurance
This car was seized because without insurance

This car was seized for having no insurance at Chelmsley Wood.

Police said: ‘The driver of this vehicle thought it was okay to drive without insurance. He thought wrongly. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was reported.’

Excessive speed



The driver was uninsured
The driver was uninsured

This incorrigible driver was arrested for excessive speed in St Alphege. After checks, it was also found that the driver was uninsured.

Police said: “He won’t be driving at high speed as soon as we seize this vehicle.”

No license



The person driving did not have a license
The person driving did not have a license

At Bickenhill, eagle-eyed officers spotted an uninsured vehicle. And, to make matters worse, the person driving did not have a license.

Police say the driver was flagged and the car taken away.

anti-social behavior



This quad was taken after community intelligence
This quad was taken after community intelligence

Local Kingshurst officers acted on community intelligence to seize a quad. Following information from the public, the nuisance bike was removed from the roads after being involved in anti-social behavior.

Drug dealing in a friend’s car



They went out drug dealer in a friend's car
They went out drug dealer in a friend’s car

This one saw Chelmsley Wood Police take to Twitter to offer residents free advice.

They wrote on the website, “Whatever you do, don’t borrow your friend’s car to smuggle drugs. Especially when you don’t have insurance for the vehicle. Seized vehicle.”

make death threats



He had no more taxes and was wanted
He had no more taxes and was wanted

A remarkable turn of events saw a wanted man suspected of threats to kill cops to help with their broken down car.

They were out of fuel and taxes when the cops found them in Solihull. The vehicle was seized and the man was arrested.

Escape the police



Taken from owner's address
Taken from owner’s address

Officers ran into this car in Smith’s Wood while its owner was sleeping.

Smith’s Wood, Kingshurst and Castle Bromwich Police wrote: ‘To the driver of this vehicle who drove away from us… you probably woke up thinking, where is my vehicle?

“Well, we’ve come to pick it up at your address. Maybe next time… think about how you drive. Oh, tickets in the mail too!”

stolen car



He was spotted by an eagle-eyed officer
He was spotted by an eagle-eyed officer

This vehicle was taken for forensic examination after being stolen. Smith’s Wood officers claimed he was gassed in November 2021.

Even though it was on fake plates, an eagle-eyed officer spotted the car and seized it.

Driving in the wrong direction on a one-way road



The driver was picked up
The driver was picked up

This motorist was seen in St Alpege driving in the opposite direction on a one-way road. He then pulled back and accelerated down another road.

After the police began to investigate, they found he had no license or insurance. Police said the driver was treated accordingly and his vehicle seized.

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