Police stop 100 drivers at Portsmouth port

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AN OPERATION targeting foreign drivers caught someone over the drink-drive limit.

Roads policing officers were at Portsmouth International Port yesterday.

A Hampshire police spokesman said 100 lorry drivers had been spoken to as they arrived from Caen.

‘One failed a breath test,’ the spokesman said.

‘That person also had an offensive weapon on his belt, he had a lock knife.’

Another person found was wanted for a GBH assault in another area, police said.

The work, called Operation Trivium, is a European-wide project aiming to tackle criminals wherever they commit the crime.

Tipsol, the European Traffic Police Network, said on its website: ‘Borders are no barriers to justice, with these wide-ranging operations bringing together police forces across Europe.’