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Five drug-drivers arrested in just two days as part of clamp down on motorists

Police cars take to new South Devon Highway Credit: T/CI Adrian Leisk

Police arrested five people for driving while under the influence of drugs as part of a two day operation targeting motorists on Devon's roads.

Officers say the operation was a success, with more than 80 motorists dealt for various offences.

At one point officers from both Devon and Cornwall, and Dorset Police - who had travelled to help their colleagues as part of the strategic alliance - had seized so many uninsured vehicles they were stored in a coach station.

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Drug-drivers.
48
Exceeded the speed limit or were using mobile phones.
17
Vehicles with no licence or insurance.

A full list of the offences dealt with:

  • 48 people exceeding the speed limit or using a mobile phone while driving.
  • 17 vehicles which had no licence or no insurance – which were seized.
  • Five drug-drivers.
  • One drink-driver.
  • Five people who possessed drugs.
  • Three vehicles in dangerous condition – which were taken off the road.
  • One person alleged to have taken a vehicle without consent.
  • One anti-social driver, who was allegedly seen by police to be doing a wheelie on his motorbike at a zebra crossing as pedestrians waited to cross the road - the vehicle was seized.
  • Three vehicles which failed to stop for the police.

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Almost two hundred mourners remember teenage speedboat crash victim

The Emily Gardner Memorial Fund is being set up to honour the teenager.

Almost two hundred mourners were at Gloucester Cathedral today for the funeral of a teenager who in died in a speedboat crash in Devon.

14-year-old Emily Gardner was killed when the boat she was in capsized in Brixham harbour on Saturday May 2nd.

A police investigation found Emily's life jacket became caught when she was thrown overboard in Brixham harbour.

Many of Emily's school friends attended the service. Credit: ITV News

Many of Emily's friends from Chosen Hill School in Gloucester attended the service, and donations were made to a memorial fund in her name.

Family members release doves outside the church to honour the "happy, smiley, bubbly, lively" teenager.

Emily Gardner's mother releasing a dove in her memory. Credit: ITV News
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