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Moment police officers on horses go into pursuit chasing driver on mobile phone

Moment police officers on horses go into pursuit chasing driver on mobile phone

Avon and Somerset Police officers on horseback chased down a motorist for driving using his mobile phone

Video footage shows the moment that two police officers on horses sprang into action to enforce the rules about using a phone whilst driving. You can see them stopping the vehicle below:

Now, we all know the rules about using your phone when you’re in the car. You’re not even supposed to be touching them, let alone using them or speaking on them.

However, people are still doing it and the police have to find ways to stop them.

One such way that we’ve now seen them try is on the back of horses, as these two officers for Avon and Somerset Police decided to do.

They were wearing body cameras when one of the officers spotted the man driving along on his phone, so decided to turn around and go after him.

The police officers quickly gave chase. Credit Twitter/Avon and Somerset Roads Policing
The police officers quickly gave chase. Credit Twitter/Avon and Somerset Roads Policing

There’s two angles showing the moment that the two big police horses closed in on the vehicle, which – to be fair – must have been quite an intimidating experience for the driver.

He shouldn’t be on his phone, but perhaps he’ll remember the sight of two police officers on horseback running his car down in future.

One thing he also might remember is the fine and penalty points that come if you’re caught using your phone when driving.

The man seemed to plead that he had a problem with one of his children when he was pulled over, but the officers just reminded him that he shouldn’t have been touching or using the device whilst driving his car.

If there’s a call you absolutely have to take, find somewhere safe and stop the car.

Here comes the cavalry. Credit Twitter/Avon and Somerset Roads Policing
Here comes the cavalry. Credit Twitter/Avon and Somerset Roads Policing

Sharing the footage to their Twitter account, the Avon and Somerset Roads Policing department wrote: “Officers from @ASPoliceHorses have been supporting #OpTelecom, our operation to clamp down on the risk posed by drivers who use their phone at the wheel. “This driver was sighted & stopped on East Reach, #Taunton. Drivers face 6 points & £200 fine if caught using a phone.”

The unusual stop has attracted quite a bit of attention online, with many commenting on how bizarre it is to see two horseback officers making a traffic stop.

One person said: “Like it a scene from the wild west (country)”

The man was eventually reprimanded. Credit Twitter/Avon and Somerset Roads Policing
The man was eventually reprimanded. Credit Twitter/Avon and Somerset Roads Policing

Another wrote: “That is the best. Imagine being chased down by a horse.

“I wanted them to have a little hat with a flashy blue light.

“Well done to them what clever animals”

A third commented: “You need a blue light on the horses head.”

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Avon and Somerset Roads Policing

Topics: UK News, Crime, Technology, Animals, Weird