When officers from the Alliance Roads Policing Unit stopped for some fuel, another motorist took it upon themself to start shouting abuse at the officers.
Having had their attention drawn to the belligerent driver, they carried out some checks on his vehicle.
The officers quickly established that the car had no insurance and so they seized their abuser’s car, meaning that he now had to find alternative means of getting back home.
A spokesperson for the unit wrote on Twitter:
“if you’re going to shout abuse at an officer while he’s fueling up the police car you better make sure you have a licence and insurance first!!
“Another one seized at the end of a busy shift!!”
Social media users tweeted in support of the officers and their actions.
One user tweeted: ‘I just wish that every vehicle stopped and found to have no insurance could be seized and crushed, regardless of value. This would definitely get the message across’.
Another added: ‘I think even better would be for any that are properly roadworthy should be auctioned off and the funds should go directly back into the emergency services’.
The motorist will now likely receive a £200 fine and six points on his licence.
He will also end up losing his vehicle unless he can prove that he has obtained proper insurance for the car.
However, there are only a handful of insurers who will insure you when your vehicle is in a car pound.
Often, motorists will take out an insurance policy once their vehicle has been seized without realising that the policy will not cover the policyholder to drive their vehicle out of a car pound.
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