Published: 15/05/2018 12:49 - Updated: 15/05/2018 13:07

Multiple offences detected at Inverness 'car cruise' event

A CAR has crashed on the roundabout at the Inverness Retail Park roundabout on the A96 and police are diverting trafficSEVERAL drivers are to be reported to the procurator fiscal over offences detected during a "car cruise" event held in Inverness.

Road policing officers were out in force around the time of the event, which took place at Inverness Shopping Park on Saturday.

It is estimated that around 500 vehicles took part, with police stopping more than 50 cars.

Police Scotland has said that, of those stopped, eight drivers will now be reported for speeding while three will be reported for insurance offences, two of these having their vehicles seized.

Other drivers will be reported for careless driving, construction and use offences, licence offences, MOT/ registration offences and dangerous driving the force said.

One driver was warned for not obeying a red light signal while another had their vehicle in seized in relation to anti-social behaviour.

Four others were also warned with regard to their behaviour and a number of warnings were also issued for other matters.

Road Policing Sergeant Angus Murray said: "It is disappointing that a significant minority of drivers attending this event thought they could get away with a variety of road traffic offences.

"Anyone attending events like this one should make sure their vehicle is roadworthy and they drive within the law and with consideration for other road users.

"We would encourage anyone with concerns about illegal activity on the roads - it could be speeding, driving under the influence or any other offence - to contact Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency."

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