Police blitz on drivers

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POLICE discovered 15 people suspected to have been committing driving offences during a six-hour period.

Operation Mermaid was carried out by Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operation Units in a bid to target commercial vehicles and check they are compliant with legislations.

They stopped 31 vehicles between 8am and 2pm on Wednesday, February 15, and found 15 drivers suspected to be committing an offence.