Cinderella made it to the ball, along with an “extended entourage,” despite the fact that their trip there didn’t go entirely according to plan.
Police shared footage of officers discovering more than 20 people traveling in the back of a horse trailer on Saturday 18 November.
Officers from Warwickshire Police’s rural crime team stopped the driver of a 4×4 towing a trailer on the A422 near Upton House. Officers had been carrying out roadside checks on the plant’s trailers and machinery following an increase in local thefts.
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A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said that when officers first spoke to the woman, she confirmed that she was not transporting horses or livestock and that she was attending a ball nearby.
“Officers proceeded to the trailer to note any security markings or vehicle identification number [vin], so that checks can be carried out. While looking at the wine, one of the officers heard some scratching and banging coming from inside the trailer,” he said.
“Initially the officer was concerned that a horse must have snuck into the trailer without the driver’s knowledge. Apparently, when the trailer opened, about 20 prom-goers chose to use the trailer as a sort of pre-prom party wagon transportation.”
The force shared images online of the passengers exiting the trailer and the spokesman said “comments made to the officers showed they did not understand how dangerous the situation was”.
“We can only be grateful that the officers did not have to attend a very serious road traffic collision involving the vehicle and the trailer,” he said.
“The 39-year-old driver was cited at the scene for multiple offenses while other officers facilitated Cinderella’s safe arrival at the ball with her extended entourage.”
The police spokesman said H&H the driver was cited for operating a vehicle in a dangerous condition and having unrestrained passengers in a trailer.
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