A MOTORIST clocked at 102mph in a 50mph zone was among the rogue road users caught by police during an intensive weekend of action.

Over the long bank holiday weekend, North Yorkshire Police stepped up their road patrols in a bid to catch law-breaking motorists.

Arrests were made, vehicles were seized and unsafe drivers were taken off the roads.

Officers also responded to several serious crashes that left motorists in hospital with serious injuries.

Among the most extreme law-breakers caught was a motorcyclist whose bike was seized after the rider exceeded 100mph and failed to stop for police on the B6255 towards Hawes.

He was reported for summons and will appear in court soon.

An unlicensed and uninsured motorcyclist was also dealt with after he failed to stop for police in York.

In Richmondshire, one driver was recorded at 102mph in a 50mph zone and joint work with neighbouring police forces led to a driver who was wanted in connection with burglaries in Luton being detained near Catterick.

Police were out in force to catch law-breaking road users

Police were out in force to catch law-breaking road users

Sadly the police were also called to several crashes over the bank holiday weekend.

A motorcyclist crashed in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, suffering serious injuries, and a biker who crashed in York suffered suspected fractures.

A crash involving two motorbikes and a car in Bainbridge near Hawes left one rider in hospital with serious injuries.

And a motorbike pillion passenger suffered very serious injuries and had to be airlifted to hospital after coming off a bike in Pateley Bridge.

During the operation, dubbed Op Boundary, eight vehicles were seized and 80 traffic offence reports were issued.

Roads officers also assisted with other incidents, including finding a missing person in the Hambleton area.

Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, who led Op Boundary, said: “We’ve had a very busy but extremely productive weekend, the results of which speak for themselves.

“We’ve dealt with some serious road offences over the last few days and Op Boundary allowed us to focus on reducing collisions in key areas and keeping the roads as safe as possible."

He added: “This is just the start of this intensive and hard-hitting campaign and we’ll continue this approach throughout the summer.”