POLICE have highlighted successes over the weekend of an ongoing operation targetting criminal and anti-social behaviour on the region’s roads.

A vehicle suspected of being involved in a burglary activated a numberplate recognition camera and following a search by a police search was found at the Durham Services at Bowburn. Two males and a female were arrested on on suspicion of burglary.

A Citroen Berlingo was stop checked in Blackhall and the driver was arrested and charged for being over the limit and no insurance.

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Following a two-vehicle crash collision in Middlestone Moor, near Spennymoor, a female driver was charged with failure to provide a specimen.

The driver of a BMW driving anti-socially on Yoden Way, Peterlee, was issued with a warning.A red Rover was also seized in Darlington and the driver reported for no insurance.

A Mazda was stopped in Kelloe and arrested for drug driving. Drugs were recovered from the vehicle. The actions form part of Operation Dragoon.

Chief Inspector Graham Milne from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) said: “We are continuing to identify and deal with high risk drivers under the #OpDragoon brand.

“This includes those driving dangerously, without insurance, driving whilst disqualified or under the influence of drink or drugs, who pose a serious risk to themselves and innocent drivers.

“There thoughtless behaviour as demonstrated from the results over the weekend, will not be tolerated. We remain more committed than ever.”