Putting the brakes on reckless drivers
Dated: 11 Apr 2012
Officers are putting the brakes on reckless drivers around the Team Valley after a teenager was charged with dangerous driving.
As part of Operation Burning Rubber - an initiative run by the Gateshead South Neighbourhood Policing Team - dangerous drivers who congregate around the Team Valley area are being targeted.
The crackdown has already led to an 18 year-old woman being arrested and charged with dangerous driving. She will appear before Gateshead Magistrates next week.
A/Chief Inspector Michael Robson said: "I warn anyone who does congregate in their cars around this area intending to act in a reckless manner that we are watching and taking action.
"Dangerous and reckless driving is a criminal offence and could cause serious injury or damage.
"We have received a few complaints about young drivers meeting in their cars at the Team Valley causing anti-social behaviour and disorder.
"We aren't saying people can't meet their friends but we do ask that they consider others and don't let themselves be seen as trouble makers."
Anyone who does have any issues regarding this matter can contact the Gateshead South Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 ext 69191.