Police lying in wait at hidden locations caught over 60 drivers breaking the law in just one day.

Officers from Wiltshire Police carried out checks in Chippenham and Calne during the week beginning April 22, and found dozens of law-breaking drivers.

On Wednesday, April 24, the speed enforcement team detected 68 offences in just one day, some of which resulted in arrests.

One of these was a 27-year-old man from Purton who was arrested in Rowden Hill on suspicion of drug driving and has now been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

“Our speed enforcement team attended several areas in the town which had been raised by the community as areas of concern regarding excess speed," said Sergeant Will Ayres.

"We will continue to visit these areas working alongside neighbourhood officers to provide reassurance and visibility to local residents."

The driving checks formed a part of Project Zero, an operation where police officers lie in wait at a different location in Wiltshire every week to catch drivers committing the fatal five offences.

These offences include speeding, drink/drug driving, using a phone while driving, not wearing a seatbelt or driving in a careless or dangerous manner.

“We’ll continue to target drivers who fail to abide by the law to prevent serious or fatal collisions on our roads," added Sergeant Ayres.