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  • 17 August 2015

    Staffordshire Police issue V Festival drink-drive warning

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    Staffordshire Police have warned revellers attending this year’s V Festival in Staffordshire to be aware of the danger of drink or drug driving. Officers based at the festival will breathalyse any drivers suspected of drink driving or carry out a roadside drug test of those suspected of using drugs when they leave the site as…

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  • 27 July 2015

    2015 so far for DrinkDrivingSolicitor.co.uk

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    It’s scary to think that we’re already seven months in to 2015. It seems like only yesterday that MAJ Law successfully defended a record number of people over the Christmas period. Several months later and we’re breaking even more records as people continue to put their trust in MAJ Law to defend their cases and…

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  • 16 July 2015

    Drink and drug driving campaign results in Cheshire

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    Figures have been released by Cheshire Police at the end of their annual summer drink and drug driving campaign.  53 motorists were arrested in June for driving while under the influence of drugs compared to just six in 2014.  The rise in the number arrested is due to Cheshire Police using the new roadside breath…

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  • 14 July 2015

    Avon and Somerset Constabulary Operation Tonic results

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    Avon and Somerset Constabulary have revealed their final figures for the summer Operation Tonic drink and drug driving campaign. During June police officers breathalysed 974 drivers, 78 drivers were charged with an offence.  This shows a slight fall in the number of people arrested for drink driving in 2014, when 97 were arrested despite only…

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  • 14 July 2015

    Hampshire and Thames Valley Police reveal joint drink-drive campaign results

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    A joint campaign from Hampshire and Thames Valley Police targeting drink and drug driving has revealed a fall in the number of people arrested.  The campaign focused on motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drink or drugs particularly the morning after. During June, 388 drivers were arrested.  In total, 257 have been charged,…

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  • 9 July 2015

    Learner driver arrested in North Wales on suspicion of drug driving

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    A learner driver has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after being stopped by police on the A55, North Wales. The 26-year-old man from Anglesey is currently in custody after failing a roadside drug test near Bangor. North Wales police officers seized the van the man was driving, and a passenger was also given…

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  • 9 July 2015

    Greater Manchester Police reveal drink and drug campaign results

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    Greater Manchester Police have revealed that more than two drivers a day were arrested for drug driving as part of the annual month-long crackdown on drink and drugs. Police officers tested 93 motorists at the roadside for drugs and 68 tested positive for cannabis, cocaine or both across Greater Manchester. 2,805 drivers were also breathalysed….

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  • 7 July 2015

    Leicestershire Police announce summer drink-drive campaign results

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    The annual summer campaign on drink and drug driving across Leicestershire has led to 35 people being arrested. The 35 arrests show a significant drop in the number of drivers arrested for drink or drug driving compared to 84 made during last years campaign.  However Jonathan Clarkson, spokesman for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road…

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  • 3 July 2015

    Charged with drunk in charge?

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    You don’t have to be driving to be guilty of a ‘drink driving’ offence. Being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle is a criminal offence under section 5 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. If, for example, you leave the pub and decide to catch forty winks in your car outside. You may cross paths with…

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  • 3 July 2015

    Surrey Police announce drink-drive campaign results

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    Surrey Polices annual campaign against drink and drug driving has proven successful after 110 people were arrested. The police campaign, named Operation Dragonfly, is part of a year-long initiative, and this June’s campaign as launched off the back of a similar campaign in 2014. Last years campaign saw 91 people arrested drink or drug related…

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