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You can report the person to the police (anonymously if you wish). The information that the police require before they can act is the registration mark of the vehicle involved, the person's name and if possible address and details of any regular journeys the person makes e.g. every Thursday night at approximately 2330hrs B leaves the pub and drives the same route home. The police can then wait for the vehicle somewhere on that route and stop it.

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