The request is specific to your police force and regards the application by police of `markers’ to the cars of drink drive suspects/convicts.
By `markers’ I mean pieces of intelligence to do with different types of crime.
As far as I understand it, these markers mean that if a suspect¿s car has previously been linked to a crime, this will be flagged to officers via the police force’s Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system or from officers manually submitting registration plate details into a force’s database.
My questions are:
- Are these markers attached to the cars themselves, or to their registered keepers?
- Do police forces attach markers to cars whose registered keepers have previously provided a positive breath sample for driving with excess alcohol in their system, and/or who have been convicted for this offence?
- If the markers are attached to cars instead of their keepers, do police forces have any method of removing these markers once a car has been sold by its previous owner?
- Assuming markers are attached to drink drive suspects’ and convicts’ cars, how many drink driver markers does your force currently have active?