A new series which follows the work of traffic officers in North Yorkshire Police begins next week with a York crash investigation.
Traffic Cops starts on Channel 5 on Monday (2 January), presented by Jamie Theakston.
For the 12th series of the popular show, the production team were embedded with the officers of the North Yorkshire Road Policing Unit for the first time in three years.
The opening programme features a crash on the outskirts of York, when a young, speeding driver collided with a lorry. Officers suspect drugs are involved.
And police are forced to use a stinger and puncture three tyres to stop a repeat drunk and drugged driver near Selby.
According to North Yorkshire Police: “Episode one focuses on searching as we pursue a stolen Range Rover, hunt for a disqualified driver, look for a missing child and track down a desperate fuel thief.”
Traffic Cops is a 20-show series produced by Mentorn Media. Executive producer Tayte Simpson said: “We’re delighted to be returning to North Yorkshire, the UK’s largest county.
“It’s been three years since we were last filming with the North Yorkshire Police and we’re back with some of most dramatic incidents we’ve ever filmed – from a massive drug bust, to a heart stopping high-speed pursuit with an incredibly tense but successful outcome for North Yorkshire Police.”
Simon Meehan, series director, added: “Viewers can expect the Traffic Cops they all know and love, with some highly charged moments as they tackle road crime in the 3,000 square miles of North Yorkshire.”
Traffic Cops begins at 8pm on Monday, 2 January on Channel 5 and is then available to watch on My5