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  • 2 July 2015

    Essex Police reveal summer drink-drive campaign results

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    A total of 102 drivers were arrested during Essex Police annual summer drink-drive campaign between June 1 and June 30. Officers across the county breathalysed drivers and used the new drug driving test kit for the first time since the introduction of new legislation in March this year. A total of 1148 people were breathalysed…

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  • 2 July 2015

    North Yorkshire Police summer drink-drive campaign results

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    As this summers annual drink-drive campaign comes to a close, North Yorkshire Police have today revealed their results. The annual campaign running between 1st and 30th June saw 111 arrests for drink and drug driving after breath testing over 850 motorists. 40% of people arrested were at least twice the legal drink drive limit and…

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  • 25 June 2015

    Home Office to introduce new breathlyser

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    As part of the Government’s ongoing campaign to clamp down on drink-driving, police are set to introduce a new type of roadside breathalyser that will make it easier to successfully convict motorists. Currently, drivers who fail a roadside breath test are taken to a nearby police station to provide a more accurate sample which can…

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  • 12 June 2015

    More than 400 people a month arrested for drug-driving

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      The Institute of Advanced Motorists has released results revealing the true scale of drug-driving in England and Wales since new laws came into force – showing that over 400 people have already been arrested for the offence. Statistics obtained by the IAM under the freedom of information shown that a total of 902 drug-drive…

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  • 2 June 2015

    England rugby star Danny Cipriani arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

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      England rugby star Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a collision. Cipriani was breath tested and taken to a west London police station before being released on bail.  The Sale Sharks and England player has not been charged and police have refused to say whether his breath test found him…

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  • 28 May 2015

    Drug Driving – Six out of ten motorists fail roadside tests

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    Figures uncovered by the Daily Mail show that Police forces using the new roadside ‘drugalyser’ are recording positive results for up to 56 per cent of motorists tested. By comparison, just 5 per cent of motorists breathalysed for drink-driving last year failed. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the findings confirmed the push to make drug-driving…

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  • 19 May 2015

    Should the drink-drive limit be lowered in England and Wales?

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      The drink-drive limit should be lowered in England and Wales to match the threshold in Scotland, according to the Police Federation. The federation, which represents police officers, suggested the limit should be reduced from 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood to 50mg.  It also warned about the rising increase in the number of…

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  • 20 March 2015

    Police Sergeant found guilty of drink-driving

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      A West Mercia Police Sergeant has been dismissed from the force after being found guilty of drink-driving. Stephen Saunders, who served for West Mercia Police for the past 13 years, was convicted of driving with excess alcohol in January. Following an internal disciplinary process, Saunders was dismissed with immediate effect on Friday, March 13….

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  • 27 February 2015

    ‘Make a Plea’ scheme

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    Motorists accused of minor motoring offences will now be able to enter a formal plea online via the government following a successful scheme. The Government’s ‘Make a plea’ programme, which has recently been trialled at Manchester Magistrates’ Court, will allow drivers to register their response to an allegation of a summary motoring offence 24 hours…

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  • 30 January 2015

    Welsh police forces reveal Christmas drink-drive campaign results

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      Police forces from across Wales have revealed their annual Christmas drink-drive campaign results. More than 480 drivers were caught drink-driving in Wales during December, including 230 on the roads of South Wales and 140 in Dyfed-Powys. The campaign saw officers from the four Welsh forces carrying out extra patrols as well as mounting intelligence-led…

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